Book ID: CBB001550780

The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue (2014)


Finocchiaro, Maurice A. (Author)

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Publication Date: 2014
Physical Details: xviii + 357 pp.
Language: English

The publication in 1632 of Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican marked a crucial moment in the `scientific revolution' and helped Galileo become the `father of modern science'. The Dialogue contains Galileo's mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion. However, the book also led Galileo to stand trial with the Inquisition, in what became known as `the greatest scandal in Christendom'.

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Authors & Contributors
Finocchiaro, Maurice A.
Fabbri, Natacha
Wootton, David
Beltrán Marí, Antonio
Snobelen, Stephen David
Goddu, André
Galilæana: Journal of Galilean Studies
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Theoria (0495-4548)
Organon: International Review
Verlag Dr. Müller
Hackett Publishing Company
Science and religion
Development of science; change in science
Roman Catholic Church
Galilei, Galileo
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Kepler, Johannes
Foscarini, Paolo Antonio
Campanella, Tommaso
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
Early modern
20th century
19th century

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