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Between law and astronomy: Kepler, Galileo and the uses of witnessing

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Through an analysis of the radically different uses of witnessing in Kepler’s and Galileo’s texts and letters concerning the telescopic discoveries of 1609–10, I revisit the discussion about the place of testimony in early modern natural philosophy, and its relations to different legal traditions.

This talk is part of the Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science series.

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