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The essential Galileo

Author: Galileo Galilei; Maurice A Finocchiaro
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Hackett Pub., 2008
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Spanning Galileo's career, this title presents an annotated translation of Galileo's important writings as judged by their historical impact from the 17th century to the present. It provides those  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Galileo Galilei
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Galileo Galilei; Maurice A Finocchiaro
ISBN: 9780872209381 0872209385 9780872209374 0872209377
OCLC Number: 764512481
Notes: Caccini's Deposition (20 March 1615) 170 (5) Special Injunction (26 February 1616) 175 (1) Decree of the Index (5 March 1616) 176 (2) Cardinal Bellarmine's Certificate (26 May 1616) 178 (1) From The Assayer (1623) 179 (11) Comets, Tycho, and the Book of Nature in Mathematical Language 179 (6) Heat, Atoms, and Primary vs. Secondary Qualities 185 (5) From Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems (1632) 190 (82) Preface: To the Discerning Reader 190 (3) Day II: Independent-mindedness and Aristotle's Authority 193 (8) Day II: Diurnal Rotation, Simplicity, and Probability 201 (12) Day II: The Case against Terrestrial Rotation, and the Value of Critical Reasoning 213 (9) Day II: Vertical Fall, Conservation of Motion, and the Role of Experiments 222 (11) Day III: Heliocentrism and the Role of the Telescope 233 (17) Day IV: The Cause of the Tides and the Inescapability of Error 250 (17) Day IV: Ending 267 (5)
Description: ix, 380 s. : ill., portr
Contents: Introduction: Galileo's Legacy, Life, and Works 17 (1) Chronology of Galileo's Career and Aftermath 17 (9) Glossary of Terms and Names 26 (11) Annotated Bibliography and Cited Works 37 (8) The Sidereal Messenger (1610) 45 (40) From Discourse on Bodies in Water (1612) 85 (12) Shape vs. Density in Floating and Sinking 85 (12) From History and Demonstrations Concerning Sunspots (1613) 97 (6) Solar Rotation and Indifferent Motion 97 (2) Heavenly Changes and Aristotelian Empiricism 99 (2) Knowing Properties vs. Knowing Essences 101 (2) Letters on Copernicanism and Scripture (1613 --
15) 103 (43) Letter to Castelli (1613) 103 (6) Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615) 109 (37) Reply to Cardinal Bellarmine (1615) 146 (22) Cardinal Bellarmine's Letter to Foscarini 146 (2) Galileo's Considerations on the Copernican Opinion, Part I 148 (12) Galileo's Considerations on the Copernican Opinion, Part II 160 (3) Galileo's Considerations on the Copernican Opinion, Part III 163 (5) From the Earlier Trial-Documents (1615 --
16) 168 (11) Lorini's Complaint (7 February 1615) 168 (2) From the Later Trial-Documents (1632 --
33) 272 (23) Special Commission's Report on the Dialogue (September 1632) 272 (4) Galileo's First Deposition (12 April 1633) 276 (6) Galileo's Second Deposition (30 April 1633) 282 (2) Galileo's Third Deposition (10 May 1633) 284 (1) Galileo's Defense (10 May 1633) 285 (2) Galileo's Fourth Deposition (21 June 1633) 287 (1) Inquisition's Sentence (22 June 1633) 288 (5) Galileo's Abjuration (22 June 1633) 293 (2) From Two New Sciences (1638) 295 (73) Day I: The Problem of Scaling 295 (5) Day I: Critique of Aristotle's Law of Fall 300 (6) Day I: The Pendulum 306 (9) Day II: The Mathematics of Strength, Size, and Weight 315 (19) Day III: A New Science of Motion 334 (1) Day III: Definition of Uniform Acceleration 335 (7) Day III: Laws of Falling Bodies 342 (14) Day IV: The Parabolic Path of Projectiles 356 (12) Index 368
Responsibility: Galileo Galilei ; ed. and transl. by Maurice A. Finocchiaro

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