Galileo come “fisiologo sensoriale”, quattro secoli dopo il Saggiatore
Galileo as a “sensory physiologist”, four centuries after the Saggiatore

published in January - June 2023 - pH - issue n.1
Marco Piccolino

To qualify Galileo as a “sensory physiologist” might appear as an unforgivable “error of anticipation”, one of those capital sins that professional historians commonly impute to scientists (or any other kinds of laymen) who pretend to write historical texts in their own fields of interest but are not acquainted with the basic criteria of the historical research.