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Galileo on the world systems : a new abridged translation and guide

Author: Galileo Galilei; Maurice A Finocchiaro
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A nuanced interpretation of Galileo's 1632 book, "Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems", that gives readers the tools to understand and evaluate for themselves one of the most influential  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo (1564-1642) Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Galileo Galilei; Maurice A Finocchiaro
ISBN: 0520205480 9780520205482 0520206460 9780520206465
OCLC Number: 34114342
Description: xi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Significance of Galileo's Dialogue --
2. The Geostatic Worldview --
3. The Copernican Controversy --
4. The Galileo Affair --
5. Historical Aftermath and Philosophical Prelude --
Selections from Galileo's Dialogue --
Outline of Selections --
To the Discerning Reader. 1. Preface --
First Day. 2. Natural Motion and Aristotle's Logic. 3. Heavenly Changes and Aristotle's Empiricism. 4. Life on the Moon, and Human versus Divine Understanding --
Second Day. 5. Independent-Mindedness and the Role of Aristotle's Authority. 6. Diurnal Rotation, Simplicity, and Probability. 7. The Case against Terrestrial Rotation and the Value of Critical Reasoning. 8. Vertical Fall, Superposition of Motions, and the Role of Experiments. 9. Extruding Power and the Role of Mathematics. 10. The Deception of the Senses and the Relativity of Motion --
Third Day. 11. Heliocentrism and the Role of the Telescope. 12. The Role of the Bible. 13. Stellar Dimensions and the Concept of Size. 14. Stellar Parallax and the Fruitfulness of a Research Program --
Fourth Day. 15. The Cause of the Tides and the Inescapability of Error. 16. Ending --
App. 1. Critical Reasoning --
App. 2. Methodological Reflection --
App. 3. Varieties of Rhetoric.
Other Titles: Dialogo dei massimi sistemi.
Responsibility: Maurice A. Finocchiaro.
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