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To Save the Phenomena

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

Translated by Edmund Dolan and Chaninah Maschler
With an Introduction by Stanley L. Jaki

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.

152 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 1969

History of Science

Philosophy of Science

Physical Sciences: Physics and Astronomy

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