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Retrying Galileo : 1633 - 1992

Author: Maurice A Finocchiaro; Galilée
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. [u.a.] Univ. of California Press 2005
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice A Finocchiaro; Galilée
ISBN: 0520242610 9780520242616
OCLC Number: 845668066
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 429 - 466
Description: XII, 485 S 24 cm
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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"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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Important historical records and perspective

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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