The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue

The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue

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The publication in 1632 of Galileoa€™s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican marked a crucial moment in the a€˜scientific revolutiona€™ and helped Galileo become the a€˜father of modern sciencea€™. The Dialogue contains Galileoa€™s mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicusa€™s hypothesis of the eartha€™s motion. However, the book also led Galileo to stand trial with the Inquisition, in what became known as a€˜the greatest scandal in Christendoma€™. In The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue, Maurice A. Finocchiaro introduces and analyzes: the intellectual background and historical context of the Copernican controversy and Inquisition trial; the key arguments and critiques that Galileo presents on both sides of the a€˜dialoguea€™; the Dialoguea€™s content and significance from three special points of view: science, methodology, and rhetoric; the enduring legacy of the Dialogue and the ongoing application of its approach to other areas. This is an essential introduction for all students of science, philosophy, history, and religion wanting a useful guide to Galileoa€™s great classic.... and compare and contrast the ways the mirror and the wall reflect light; you will see that the wall looks brighter than the ... Fold a sheet of paper into two equal parts, and let one part receive light perpendicularly and the other part obliquely;anbsp;...

Title:The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue
Author: Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-07-31

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