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Galileo's mistake : a new look at the epic confrontation between Galileo and the church

Author: Wade Rowland
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wade Rowland
ISBN: 1559706848 9781559706841 1559707224 9781559707220
OCLC Number: 51304090
Notes: "First published in Canada by Thomas Allen Publishers and revised for this edition"--Title page verso.
Description: 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Illustration and photo credits --
Acknowledgments --
Overture --
Pope Paul V --
Time of crisis --
Doctrinal Revolutions --
Dialogue --
Science's motives --
Curiosity --
Negotiation --
Galileo the Aquarian --
Ptolemy's world --
Comets and supernova --
Kepler's genius --
Uses of hypotheses --
Young Galileo --
Studies in motion --
Experimental method --
Number and beauty --
Pythagoreans and the Reduction of Quality to quantity --
Ferrara and Copernicus --
Reluctant Revolutionary --
Challenging Aristotle --
Stimulating meeting --
Stagirite --
Primacy of mind --
Good --
deductive science --
Aristotle's influence --
Question of infinity --
Copernican caution --
Saving the appearances --
Padua years --
Telescopic discoveries --
Lure of the Medici--
Jesuits --
Rumors of reaction --
Medician court --
Phases of Venus --
Sunspot disputes --
Triumph in Rome --
Cardinal Bellarmine --
Bruno's heresy --
Infinite universe --
Aristotle revisited --
Struggles of Aquinas --
Return of Pythagoras --
Storm Warnings --
Cardinal Barberini --
Conflict is joined: "Letter to Christina" --
Bellarmine's response --
Under attack --
Dangerous mission --
Barberini's argument --
Defeat in Rome --
Warning --
Dialogue in Venice --
Science's successes --
Nature of knowledge --
Further dialogue in Venice --
Science and faith --
Faith and reality --
Nature of progress --
On the Lido --
Problem of objectivity --
Reasoning's recursiveness --
Map and the territory --
Unfortunate outburst --
At Santa Maria Maggiore --
Galileo's conservatism --
Kepler's heterodoxy --
Remarkable fresco --
Scientific testament --
Models of the World --
Paradox of empiricism --
Pope Urban VIII --
Intimations of change --
Galileo's dialogue --
Suppression --
Summons from the inquisition --
Enigmatic Pope --
Mass in St. Peter's --
Chance encounter --
Remarkable city --
History's parochialism --
Uncomplicated man --
Motives of pontiffs --
Dialogue in Vatican City --
Galileo's rehabilitation --
"Learned Ignorance" --
Puzzle of the abjuration --
Final journey to Rome --
Inquisition --
Denial --
Confession --
Sentence --
Judgment and abjuration --
Unspoken issues --
Aftermath --
Return to Arcetri --
Discourses on two new sciences --
Visit from Hobbes --
Milton's Tribute --
On the road to Florence --
Galileo's tomb --
Human happiness --
Science and number --
Limits to Scientific knowledge --
Unfinished journey --
Appendix: Question of Galileo's "Perjury" --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Wade Rowland.

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520.92 G158r.

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