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At the University, Galileo quickly developed a rivalry with the older, more established  professors, particularly a conservative philosopher named Girolamo Borro. Philosophy,  in the 16th century, incorporated a wider range of investigations than it does today,  including questions of natural science and physics, and Borro had written extensively on  the ocean's tides, as well as the properties of motion. He was an Aristotelian, like most  scholars of his day, meaning that he based his work on the ancient Greek philosopher  Aristotle. But Borro did not accept Aristotle's precepts on faith alone, and advocated a  science based on experimentation. Galileo much doubted many Aristotelian claims, and  resolved to test one of the more famous ones, namely, that "the downward motion of a 
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  • Fall '07
  • Siegenthaler
  • Galileo, ancient Greek philosopher, Padua, famous leaning tower, Girolamo Borro. Philosophy, great maritime power

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