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Defending Copernicus and Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-15 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Although recent works on Galileo’s trial have reached new heights of erudition, documentation, and sophistication, they often exhibit inflated complexities, neglect 400 years of historiography, or make little effort to learn from Galileo. This book strives to avoid such lacunae by judiciously comparing and contrasting the two Galileo affairs, that
The Essential Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 390
Authors: Galileo Galilei
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-15 - Publisher: Hackett Publishing

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. No other volume offers more convenient or more reliable access to Galileo's own words, whether on the telescope, the Dialogue, the trial,
Galileo and the Conflict between Religion and Science
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Gregory W. Dawes
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-22 - Publisher: Routledge

For more than 30 years, historians have rejected what they call the ‘warfare thesis’ – the idea that there is an inevitable conflict between religion and science – insisting that scientists and believers can live in harmony. This book disagrees. Taking as its starting point the most famous of all
The Trial of Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-03 - Publisher: Hackett Publishing

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. This book draws upon Maurice A. Finocchiaro's earlier works, especially The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (1989), to provide a brief, new documentary history
On Trial for Reason
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-10 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending the astronomical theory that the earth moves, and implicitly assuming the theological principle that Scripture is not scientific authority. This controversial event has sent ripples down the centuries, embodying the struggle between a thinker who came to