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Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

Author: Maurice A Finocchiaro
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1633, at the end of one of the most famous trials in history, the Inquisition condemned Galileo for contending that the Earth moves and that the Bible is not a scientific authority. Galileo's condemnation set off a controversy that has acquired a life of its own and that continues to this day. This book is the first to examine the entire span of the Galileo affair from his condemnation to his alleged  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice A Finocchiaro
ISBN: 0520242610 9780520242616 0520253876 9780520253872
OCLC Number: 54400596
Description: xii, 485 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The condemnation of Galileo (1633) --
Promulgation and diffusion of the news (1633-1651) --
Emblematic reactions : Descartes, Peiresc, Galileo's daughter (1633-1642) --
Polarizations : secularism, liberalism, fundamentalism (1633-1661) --
Compromises : Viviani, Auzout, Leibniz (1654-1704) --
Myth-making or enlightenment? Pascal, Voltaire, the Encyclopedia (1657-1777) --
Incompetence or enlightenment? Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758) --
New lies, documents, myths, apologies (1758-1797) --
Napoleonic wars and trials (1810-1821) --
The inquisition on Galileo's side? The Settele Affair (1820) and beyond (1835) --
Varieties of torture : demythologizing Galileo's trial? (1835-1867) --
A miscarriage of justice? The documentation of impropriety (1867-1879) --
Galileo right again, wrong again : hermeneutics, epistemology, "heresy" (1866-1928) --
A Catholic hero : tricentennial rehabilitation (1941-1947) --
Secular indictments : Brecht's atomic bomb and Koestler's two cultures (1947-1959) --
History on trial : the Paschini Affair (1941-1979) --
More "rehabilitation" : Pope John Paul II (1979-1992).
Responsibility: Maurice A. Finocchiaro.
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In 1633, at the end of one of the most famous trials in history, the "Inquisition" condemned Galileo for contending that the Earth moves and that the Bible is not a scientific authority. This book  Read more...

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