1623 in philosophy

1623 in philosophy

List of years in philosophy


Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed. It is written in the language of mathematics and its characters are triangles and circles, and other geometric figures without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one wanders about in a dark labyrinth.

— Galileo[2]





  1. ^ Drake, p. 139
  2. ^ The Assayer, p. 4
  3. ^ Arnǎutu, p. 79
  4. ^ McClellan & Dorn, p. 229
  5. ^ Debus, p. 255


  • Arnǎutu, Robert R. A., Early Modern Philosophy of Technology: Bacon and Descartes, Zeta Books, 2017 ISBN 6066970364.
  • Debus, Allen G., The Chemical Philosophy, Courier Corporation, 2013 ISBN 0486150216.
  • Drake, Stillman, Essays on Galileo and the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Toronto Press, 1999 ISBN 0802075851.
  • Galileo Galilei, (trans: Stillman Drake), The Assayer, 1623
  • McClellan, James Edward; Dorn, Harold, Science and Technology in World History, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006 ISBN 0801883598.