The optical works of Giambattista Della Porta (ca. 1535-1615) have mostly received mixed if not negative appraisals in the historiography of early modern optics. However, these optical studies contained significant contributions to the understanding of the functioning of optical elements. The articles comprising this volume assess the epistemological background, merits, and failures of Della Porta’s scholarship in a critical yet balanced way. The novel insights thus obtained may facilitate further studies aimed at redressing Della Porta's optics and the impact he had on contemporaries and successors.
|Title of host publication||Archimedes|
|Editors||A. Borrelli, G. Hon, Y. Zik|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 2017|
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- Glass Sphere
- Negative Appraisal
- Optical Element
- Optical Phenomenon
- Visual Perception
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- History and Philosophy of Science