Galileo and the Art of Reasoning: Rhetorical Foundation of Logic and Scientific Method / Edition 1

Galileo and the Art of Reasoning: Rhetorical Foundation of Logic and Scientific Method / Edition 1

by M.A. Finocchiaro, M. a. Finocchiaro
     
 

ISBN-10: 9027710945

ISBN-13: 9789027710949

Pub. Date: 08/31/1980

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027710949
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
08/31/1980
Series:
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science Series, #61
Edition description:
1980
Pages:
481
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.06(d)

Table of Contents

I: Galileo’s Dialogue.- 1. Faith Versus Reason: The Rhetorical Form and Content of Galileo’s Dialogue.- 2. Fact and Reasoning: The Logical Structure of Galileo’s Argument.- 3. Emotion, Aesthetics, and Persuasion: The Rhetorical Force of Galileo’s Argument.- 4. Truth and Method: The Scientific Content of Galileo’s Dialogue.- 5. Theory and Practice: The Methodological Content of Galileo’s Science.- II: Logical and Methodological Critiques.- 6. Concreteness and Judgment: The Dialectical Nature of Galileo’s Methodology.- 7. The Primacy of Reasoning: The Logical Character of Galileo’s Methodology.- 8. The Rationality of Science and the Science of Rationality: Critique of Subjectivism.- 9. The History of Science and the Science of History: Critique of Apriorism.- 10. The Erudition of Logic and the Logic of Erudition: Critique of Galileo Scholarship.- 11. The Psychology of Logic and the Logic of Psychology: Critique of the Psychology of Reasoning.- 12. The Rhetoric of Logic and the Logic of Rhetoric: Critique of the New Rhetoric.- 13. The Logic of Science and the Science of Logic: Toward a Science of Reasoning.- III: Theory of Reasoning.- 14. Propositional Structure: The Understanding of Reasoning.- 15. Active Involvement: The Evaluation of Reasoning.- 16. Galileo as a Logician: A Model and a Data Basis.- 17. Criticism, Complexity, and Invalidities: Theoretical Considerations.- Concluding Remarks / Toward a Galilean Theory of Rationality.- Selected Bibliography.

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