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Galileo's Art of Thinking

Scala, Art Resource

In a painting by Tito Lessi, Galileo dictates to his son. A new book explores Galileo's involvement in his era's revival of classical learning.
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To understand Galileo, do what Galileo did, says Mark A. Peterson: Remain alert to insights from across the arts and sciences.

In Galileo's Muse: Renaissance Mathematics and the Arts (Harvard University Press), Peterson, a professor of mathematics...

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