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Monday, November 16, 2015

Philosophy Professor Releases New Book on Galileo

Photo: Fred Ablondi
"Hendrix College philosophy professor Dr. Fred Ablondi recently published his new book ReadingNature’s Book: Galileo and the Birth of Modern Philosophy." inform Hendrix News Center.

Dr. Ablondi is the author of more than 20 articles on various topics in 17th- and 18th-century philosophy, as well as Gerauld de Cordemoy: Atomist, Occasionalist, Cartesian. He also serves as Director of the Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy. 
The book, published by Peter Lang Publishers, is available here and on Amazon.

About the book
Reading Nature’sBook: Galileo and the Birth of Modern Philosophy

Reading Nature’s Book: Galileo and the Birth of Modern Philosophy is the first book-length study written with undergraduates in mind that examines the philosophical implications (both theoretical and historical) of Galileo’s scientific discoveries, including many matters that were later taken up by seventeenth and eighteenth-century philosophers. This examination of Galileo’s philosophical insights demonstrates the prominent place his thought should have in the history of early modern philosophy.

While Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) is widely recognized as one of the greatest scientific thinkers in history, when he was offered a place in the Medici court in 1610, he requested the title of ‘Philosopher and Chief Mathematician’.
Reading Nature’s Book: Galileo and the Birth of Modern Philosophy provides background material for college and university students enrolled in a course on modern philosophy, introducing them to ideas and concepts that dominated philosophical discussion during the era. Additionally, courses in the history of philosophy of science will benefit from a decidedly philosophical approach to such a leading scientific figure, and many of the topics explored by Galileo continue to be of philosophical interest today, including scientific methodology and the relation between science and religion.

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Collegesand is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. 
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Source: Hendrix News Center

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