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Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

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
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; 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 1417585080 9781417585083 1282360418 9781282360419 9786612360411 6612360410
OCLC Number: 58728573
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 485 pages)
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); 1.1 "Vehemently Suspected of Heresy": The Inquisition's Sentence (1633); 1.2 "I Abjure, Curse, and Detest": Galileo's Abjuration (1633); 1.3 "Suspended until Corrected": The Index's Anti-Copernican Decree (1616); 1.4 "Hypothesis versus Assertion": The Index's Correction of Copernicus's Revolutions (1620); 2. Promulgation and Diffusion of the News (1633-1651). 2.1 Nuncios and Inquisitors: Pope Urban VIII's Orders (July 1633)2.2 Professors of Mathematics and Philosophy: Guiducci's Report (August 1633); 2.3 Printed Posters and Flyers: Carafa's Liège Notification (September 1633); 2.4 Private Correspondence: Buonamici's Account (July 1633); 2.5 Newspapers and Books: From Renaudot's Abridgment (1633) to Riccioli's Documents (1651); 3. Emblematic Reactions: Descartes, Peiresc, Galileo's Daughter (1633-1642); 3.1 The End of the World: Descartes (1633-1644); 3.2 Sharing Misery: Galileo's Daughter (1633). 3.3 "The Mirrour of True Nobility & Gentility": Peiresc's Plea (1634-1635)3.4 "No Pardon to Innocents": Galileo (1634-1642); 4. Polarizations: Secularism, Liberalism, Fundamentalism (1633-1661); 4.1 States versus Church; 4.2 "Philosophic Freedom": From Strasbourg (1635-1636) to London (1644-1661); 4.3 Illegitimate Births, Burials, and Books: Various Retrials to Riccioli's Apology (1651); 5. Compromises: Viviani, Auzout, Leibniz (1654-1704); 5.1 Galileo "Human Not Divine": Vincenzio Viviani (1654-1693); 5.2 The Ghost of Bellarmine: Adrien Auzout (1665); 5.3 Diplomacy Fails: Leibniz (1679-1704). 6. Myth-making or Enlightenment?: Pascal, Voltaire, the Encyclopedia (1657-1777)6.1 From Copernicanism to Jansenism: Pascal (1657) and Arnauld (1691); 6.2 From Prison to Biblical Satire: Un-Enlightened Myths (1709-1773); 6.3 Whose Ignorance and Prejudice? Voltaire (1728-1770); 6.4 "Theology's War on Science": D'Alembert and the French Encyclopedia (1751-1777); 7. Incompetence or Enlightenment? Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758); 7.1 Galileo's Dialogue Unbanned, Sort Of: Toaldo's Edition and Calmet's Introduction (1741-1744); 7.2 Copernicanism Unbanned, Sort Of: Lazzari's Consultant Report (1757). 8. New Lies, Documents, Myths, Apologies (1758-1797)8.1 Dishonorable "Onorato": Gaetani's Forged Letter (1770-1785); 8.2 Undiplomatic Diplomat: Guicciardini's 1616 Report Published (1773); 8.3 From One Extreme to Another: Mallet du Pan's Formative Myth (1784-1797); 8.4 "Spots in the Sun": Tiraboschi's Brilliant Apology (1792-1793); 9. Napoleonic Wars and Trials (1810-1821); 9.1 The Trial Proceedings to Paris: Napoleon's Publication Plan (1810-1814); 9.2 Lost and Found: Marini's Efforts (1814-1817); 9.3 The Napoleonic Translations: Delambre's Finding (1820).
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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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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