Chronology of Galileo's Career and Aftermath. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Num Pages: 390 pages, Illustrations. Orders to Nuncios and Inquisitors 2 July 1633 30. Dimension: 214 x 143 x 23.
. The various documents reveal the intellectual and philosophical issues, the human, social, political, bureaucratic, and religious factors, and the difficulty of reaching easy assessments and conclusions in history. Obviously the evaluation of his arguments must be regarded as a separate issue from his being right, for his conclusion contradicted both a visual sense report and sacred scripture. Shank, Professor of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin--Madison. This short review cannot do justice to Finocchiaro's informative study.
This book draws upon Maurice A. This volume includes crucial new materials, incorporates recent research, and provides a clear, succinct and accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating episodes in the relations between science and religion, whose implications are still with us today. Chapter 1: The Sidereal Messenger 1610. Finocchiaro is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Galileo's Abjuration 22 June 1633 Chapter 6 Reports and Responses: Implementation of Sentence 29. Click for more information and purchasing options. Chapter 2: From Discourse on Bodies in Water 1612 : §2.
Galileo's Fourth Deposition 21 June 1633 27. Galileo's further telescopic discoveries convinced him beyond all doubt that Copernicus was right, and given his temperament, Galileo could not remain silent. Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina 1615 Chapter 2 Epistemological Issues: Hypothesis vs. Inquisition Sentence 22 June 1633 28. Is a hypothesis a mere instrument, a calculation, or observational prediction that can be more or less convenient, but neither true nor false? Annotated Bibliography and Cited Works. Galileo subsequently conceived a work that would discuss all aspects of the question, and in 1632 he published The Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems: Ptolemaic and Copernican. No other volume offers more convenient or more reliable access to Galileo's own words, whether on the telescope, the Dialogue, the trial, or the mature theory of motion.
Customer service is our top priority!. Peiresc's Plea for a Pardon 5 December 1634 33. Index's Decree 5 March 1616 11. Density in Floating and Sinking. Finocchiaro's masterly introductory essay provides a valuable guide to the history and issues, particularly helping to dispel the many myths regarding the scientific, philosophical, theological and political issues raised by Galileo's trial. In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion and denying the scientific authority of Scripture. About this Item: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc, 2008.
Copernicus advanced a new argument supporting an old idea, albeit a hypothetical one. This is a must for anyone teaching or studying Galileo, the scientific revolution, and the relationship between science and religion. Book is in Used-Good condition. Shank, Professor of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin—Madison. It presents not only Galileo's most famous works but also a range of less-known texts as well as an excellent selection of the documents from the trial of 1633 and from the 1616 condemnation of Copernicus.
It had the advantage of simplicity in accounting for the known movement of the heavenly bodies. Finocchiaro's new and revised translations have done what the Inquisition could not: they have captured an exceptional range of Galileo's career while also letting him speak--in clear English. The translations are eminently comprehensible. Publisher's Summary In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending Copernicus' hypothesis of the earth' motion and denying the scientific authority of Scripture. Galileo's Letter to Castelli 21 December 1613 2. This book draws upon Maurice A. Even though scientific arguments favored the geokinetic theory, they were inconclusive; the earth's motion remained a hypothesis.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Maurice A. The Trial of Galileo: Essential Documents. Niccolini to Cioli 5 September 1632 18. Niccolini to Cioli 27 February 1633 Chapter 5 Later Proceedings: Condemnation of Galileo 19. Copernicus realized that his hypothesis did not prove the earth's motion, but his argument was so important that it could not be ignored. Maculano to Francesco Barberini 28 April 1633 22.
Finocchiaro' earlier works, especially The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History 1989 , to provide a brief, new documentary history of Galileo' trial that is simultaneously the most user-friendly and inclusive available. Riccardi to Florentine Inquisitor 24 May 1631 17. Finocchiaro, an international authority on Galileo, this collection makes available to scholars and students an excellent and extensive selection of Galileo's key works from his early career to the end of his life—some in toto and some represented by key selections. It presents not only Galileo's most famous works but also a range of less-known texts as well as an excellent selection of the documents from the trial of 1633 and from the 1616 condemnation of Copernicus. Customer service is our top priority!.