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Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

Author: Maurice A Finocchiaro
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
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A close look at the trial of Galileo in 1633 & the consequences of his condemnation for contending that the Bible is not a scientific authority. In parts of the US and elsewhere, the controversy continues to this day.
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Finocchiaro, Maurice A., 1942-
Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004001861
(OCoLC)54400596
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice A Finocchiaro
ISBN: 9780520941373 0520941373 0520242610 9780520242616
OCLC Number: 58728573
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 485 pages)
Contents: Contents Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction. The Galileo Affair from Descartes to John Paul II: A Survey of Sources, Facts, and Issues 1. The Condemnation of Galileo (1633) 2. Promulgation and Diffusion of the News (1633-1651) 3. Emblematic Reactions: Descartes, Peiresc, Galileo's Daughter (1633-1642) 4. Polarizations: Secularism, Liberalism, Fundamentalism (1633-1661) 5. Compromises: Viviani, Auzout, Leibniz (1654-1704) 6. Myth-making or Enlightenment? Pascal, Voltaire, the Encyclopedia (1657-1777) 7. Incompetence or Enlightenment? Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758) 8. New Lies, Documents, Myths, Apologies (1758-1797) 9. Napoleonic Wars and Trials (1810-1821) 10. The Inquisition on Galileo's Side? The Settele Affair (1820) and Beyond (1835) 11. Varieties of Torture: Demythologizing Galileo's Trial? (1835-1867) 12. A Miscarriage of Justice? The Documentation of Impropriety (1867-1879) 13. Galileo Right Again, Wrong Again: Hermeneutics, Epistemology, "Heresy" (1866-1928) 14. A Catholic Hero: Tricentennial Rehabilitation (1941-1947) 15. Secular Indictments: Brecht's Atomic Bomb and Koestler's Two Cultures (1947-1959) 16. History on Trial: The Paschini Affair (1941-1979) 17. More "Rehabilitation": Pope John Paul II (1979-1992) Epilogue: Unfinished Business Notes Select Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Maurice A. Finocchiaro.

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A close look at the trial of Galileo in 1633 & the consequences of his condemnation for contending that the Bible is not a scientific authority. In parts of the US and elsewhere, the controversy continues to this day.

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"Retrying Galileo tells the less well-known half of the Galileo affair: its long and complex history after 1633. Finocchiaro has performed an invaluable service in writing a book that explores how Read more...

 
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by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2013-10-24) Excellent Permalink

This book is a vast overview of the history of people rehashing the Galileo trial. Finocchiaro first reviews the trial itself, providing for the first time in English translation many texts critical to the trial. That alone is worth five stars. Then he provides an historiographic survey of the way...
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