[ EPUB ] ✴ Galileos Muse Author Mark A. Peterson – Survivingtheholocaust.us

Galileos Muse 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 Renaissance Artists Who First Turned To Greek Sources For Inspiration And Instruction Chapters Devoted To Their Insights Into Mathematics, Ranging From Perspective In Painting To Tuning In Music, Are Interspersed With Chapters About Galileo S Own Life And Work Himself An Artist Turned Scientist And An Avid Student Of Hellenistic Culture, Galileo Pulled Together The Many Threads Of His Artistic And Classical Education In Designing Unprecedented Experiments To Unlock The Secrets Of Nature.In The Last Chapter, Peterson Draws Our Attention To The Oratio De Mathematicae Laudibus Of 1627, Delivered By One Of Galileo S Students This Document, Peterson Argues, Was Penned In Part By Galileo Himself, As An Expression Of His Understanding Of The Universality Of Mathematics In Art And Nature It Is Entirely Galilean In So Many Details That Even If It Is Derivative, It Must Represent His Thought, Peterson Writes An Intellectual Adventure, Galileo S Muse Offers Surprising Ideas That Will Capture The Imagination Of Anyone Scientist, Mathematician, History Buff, Lover Of Literature, Or Artist Who Cares About The Humanistic Roots Of Modern Science.

[ EPUB ] ✴ Galileos Muse  Author Mark A. Peterson – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Galileos Muse
  • Mark A. Peterson
  • English
  • 22 August 2018
  • 9780674059726

    10 thoughts on “[ EPUB ] ✴ Galileos Muse Author Mark A. Peterson – Survivingtheholocaust.us

  1. says:

    I m really curious to hear what other people think of this I thought it was a great book, somehow simultaneously readable and full of scholarly detail, with unexpected twists and surprising connections between the mathematics of the late renaissance and the art, architecture, music, and poetry of the period I don t know much at all about the time he is writing about, and I was surprised to see a compelling case made that Dante in his Paradiso describes in poetry, the most precise tool available to him a particular mathematical object that is not rediscovered unt...

  2. says:

    Fascinating and engaging I felt that it took some random things I knew a little about and put them together in a way that made sense to me It was also fun to feel that I was having a conversation with Mr Peterson about math and the Renaissance.

  3. says:

    This is a rich, complex book Peterson tries to show that Galileo s familiarity with the arts was important in his realization that mathematics could be used in scientific investigation I find it hard to think about mathematics as unrelated to science, so appreciating how diffe...

  4. says:

    Peterson is an excellent writer and this is probably the best flowing popular history of science book I have read, full of intuitive, well explained examples of Renaissance mathematics applied mainly to the arts I learned a lot about Dante, even though I m not at all convinced that Dante s clever conception of the border between the heavens and Empyrean really required much understanding of Euclid or had than a coincidental relationship to modern topology or the 3 sphere I also learned a lot about the development of linear perspective, about Renaissance architecture, and even a little bit I didn t know about Galileo himself.As always, though, with this kind of book, the problems come in when the author gets down to the topic that motivated him How Galileo Invented Modern Science, a basically bullshit theme that will seemingly never die Peterson accomplishes this in the usual way, by ignoring virtually all of Galileo s contemporaries, denigrating his predecessors, and generally pretending that no science besides astronomy to...

  5. says:

    Since I m a singer, I don t regularly think about the history of mathematics or the principles of geometry, and I thought Peterson did a great job leading me through the concepts while keeping with the historical thread that lead me to the book in the f...

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