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Maurice Finocchiaro, “On Trial for Reason: Science, Religion, and Culture in the Galileo Affair” (Oxford UP, 2019) (2020)

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In his new book On Trial for Reason: Science, Religion, and Culture in the Galileo Affair (Oxford University Press, 2019), Maurice Finocchiaro shows that there were (and are) really two Galileo “affairs.” Galileo’s original trial and condemnation forms the first affair, the cultural history of controversies about the meaning of the original trial, forms the second. With scrupulous attention to evidence and the argumentation employed by various participants, Dr. Finocchiaro’s book is at once an accessible primer on a key event in the 16th- and 17th-century Scientific Revolution, and a thought provoking look at how the subsequent controversies resonate down to the present day.

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Authors & Contributors
Shea, William R.
Mayer, Thomas F.
Feldhay, Rivka
Finocchiaro, Maurice A.
Lewis, John
Artigas, Mariano
Journals
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Acta Baltica historiae et philosophiae scientiarum
Perspectives on Science
Publishers
Science History Publications
University of Notre Dame Press
Atlas & Co.
Olschki
University of Toronto Press
University of Victoria (Canada)
Concepts
Science and religion
Controversies and disputes
Roman Catholic Church
Astronomy
Science and culture
Galileo affair
People
Galilei, Galileo
Held, Matthias
Descartes, René
Einstein, Albert
Heidegger, Martin
Scheiner, Christoph
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
19th century
20th century
18th century
Places
Italy
Europe
Russia
Poland
Vilnius (Lithuania or Poland)
Lithuania
Institutions
Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
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