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Patočka on Galileo

Učník, L. and Chvatík, I. (2014) Patočka on Galileo. In: Učník, L., Williams, A. and Chvatík, I., (eds.) The Phenomenological Critique of Mathematisation and the Question of Responsibility. Springer International Publishing, pp. 43-55.

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In this paper we present Patočka ’s discussion and critique of the transformation of ‘the world’ into ‘nature’. Patočka takes up the history of ideas from the Ancient Greeks to the present, to show how our understanding of nature changed from the mythical world of the Ancient Greeks to modern mathematised nature; whereby we simply accept a description of nature as nature itself. In Patočka ’s account, the importance of Galileo ’s mathematisation of movement is central.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Copyright: Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Other Information: Series Title: Contributions To Phenomenology. ISSN: 0923-9545; Vol. 76
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