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To Save the Phenomena

An Essay on the Idea of Physical Theory from Plato to Galileo

Pierre Duhem

To Save the Phenomena

Pierre Duhem

Translated by Edmund Dolan and Chaninah Maschler
With an Introduction by Stanley L. Jaki
152 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1969
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226169217 Published October 2015
E-book $20.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226381657 Published October 2015

Duhem's 1908 essay questions the relation between physical theory and metaphysics and, more specifically, between astronomy and physics–an issue still of importance today. He critiques the answers given by Greek thought, Arabic science, medieval Christian scholasticism, and, finally, the astronomers of the Renaissance.

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