Galileo's Muse: Renaissance Mathematics and the Arts

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Mark Peterson makes an extraordinary claim in this fascinating book focused around the life and thought of Galileo: it was the mathematics of Renaissance arts, not Renaissance sciences, that became modern science. Galileo's Muse argues that painters, poets, musicians, and architects brought about a scientific revolution that eluded the philosopher-scientists of the day, steeped as they were in a medieval cosmos and its underlying philosophy. According to Peterson, the recovery of classical science owes much to the ...

Galileo's Muse: Renaissance Mathematics and the Arts 2011, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674059726

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