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Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

Author: Maurice A Finocchiaro; Galileo Galilei
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. Los Angeles London University of California Press 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback printingView 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. This book  Read more...

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Named Person: Galileo Galilei
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice A Finocchiaro; Galileo Galilei
ISBN: 9780520253872 0520253876
OCLC Number: 990041964
Accession No: (OBV)AC09566703 (DE-599)OBVAC09566703
Description: xii, 485 Seiten
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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