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Edie: An American Biography by Jean Stein PDF

By Jean Stein

ISBN-10: 1845950631

ISBN-13: 9781845950637

Born right into a relatives of rich and patrician New Englanders, Edie Sedgwick turned, within the Sixties, either a logo of, and a memorial to, the doomed global spawned through Andy Warhol. Edie was once outrageous, susceptible and strikingly beautiful.

Her youth was once ruled by way of a brutal yet glamorous father. Fleeing to long island, she turned an speedy famous person, recognized to every body within the literary, creative and stylish worlds of the day. She used to be Warhol's dual soul, his creature, the big name of his motion pictures and, eventually, the sufferer of a existence which he created for her. Edie is an American fantasy on an epic scale - the tale of a quick, crowded and shiny lifestyles that is additionally the tale of a decade.

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Galileo uses the term periculum for test or experiment five times in the De Motu treatises (Schmitt 1981 :VIII, 114-23). One occurrence is in connection with the basic supposition behind his reasoning, the Aristotelian principle that speed of fall is directly proportional to the falling body's weight, amended now to be its weight in the medium as opposed to its absolute weight. Galileo says that if one performs the periculum the proposed proportionality will not actually be observed, and he attributes the discrepancy to "accidental causes" (ENH273).

I started my research on that subject at about the same time Drake was beginning his work on watermarks and have reported my findings in publications since then, principally 1981, 1984a, 1990, and 1992a, b. The path was tortuous and need not be reviewed here. The main conclusions were that the two manuscripts with the closest connections to the Jesuits, 27 and 46, were both composed at Pisa, the first in early 1589 and the second in late 1589 or early 1590 (Wallace, 1992^39, 57). The logic notes of manuscript 27 consist of two treatises relating to Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, one dealing with foreknowledge required for demonstration and the other with demonstration itself.

More likely, it was composed toward the end of 15 90, when he wrote to his father requesting that his copy of the Sfera be sent to him at Pisa [Sfera here meaning the text with Clavius's commentary), and when he was writing the De caelo portion of Manuscript 46 containing the extract from Clavius (Wallace 1983, I984a:255-6i). A striking but often unnoticed feature of Galileo's thought is his extraordinary grasp of Aristotelian teaching and his ability to engage the Peripatetics of his day on fine points of their interpretations.

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