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Giordano Bruno and Renaissance science

Author: Hilary Gatti
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999.
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The Renaissance philosopher Giordano Bruno was a notable supporter of the new science that arose during his lifetime; his role in its development has been debated ever since the early seventeenth century. Hilary Gatti here reevaluates Bruno's contribution to the scientific revolution, in the process challenging the view that now dominates Bruno criticism among English-language scholars. Gatti reinstates Bruno as a  Read more...
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Gatti, Hilary.
Giordano Bruno and Renaissance science.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607120105
Online version:
Gatti, Hilary.
Giordano Bruno and Renaissance science.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607887345
Named Person: Giordano Bruno; Giordano Bruno; Giordano Bruno
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Gatti
ISBN: 0801435293 9780801435294
OCLC Number: 39379892
Description: x, 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Beyond the Renaissance Magus --
"The Pythagorean School and Our Own": Bruno and the Philosopher from Samos --
Discovering Copernicus --
Toward a New Science --
Reading Copernicus: The Ash Wednesday Supper --
Beyond Copernicus: De immenso et innumerabilibus --
Bruno and the Gilbert Circle --
The Infinite Universe --
The Infinite Worlds --
"The Minimum Is the Substance of All Things" --
Epistemology I: Bruno's Mathematics --
Epistemology II: Picture Logic --
Alienation and Reconcilation --
An Afterword: The Ethics of Scientific Discovery.
Responsibility: Hilary Gatti.

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The Renaissance philosopher Giordano Bruno was a notable supporter of the new science that arose during his lifetime; his role in its development has been debated ever since the early seventeenth century. Hilary Gatti here reevaluates Bruno's contribution to the scientific revolution, in the process challenging the view that now dominates Bruno criticism among English-language scholars. Gatti reinstates Bruno as a scientific thinker and occasional investigator of considerable significance and power whose work participates in the excitement aroused by the new science and its methods at the end of the sixteenth century. Her original research emphasizes the importance of Bruno's links to the magnetic philosophers, from Ficino to Gilbert; Bruno's reading and extension of Copernicus's work on the motions of the earth; the importance of Bruno's mathematics; and his work on the art of memory seen as a picture logic, which she examines in the light of the crises of visualization in present-day science. She concludes by emphasizing Bruno's ethics of scientific discovery.

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