Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 5.00 pm
Palagio di Parte Guelfa, piazza di Parte Guelfa, Florence
Piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind
by Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade
Cristina Giachi, Comune di Firenze
Filippo Camerota, Museo Galileo
Carlo Maccagni, Istituto Veneto
The authors of the volume will participate.
The presentation will be conducted in Italian.
In a fascinating and accessible style, Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade analyse the scientific and philosophical work of Galileo Galilei from the particular viewpoint of his approach to the senses (and especially vision) as a means of acquiring trustworthy knowledge about the constitution of the world.
Fully illustrated throughout, this book is an important contribution to psychology and the vision sciences, but more broadly to our knowledge of a pioneering figure in the history of science.