Multimedia Object: Podcast episode ID: CBB185275888

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


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.

Review Of
Citation URI

Similar Citations

Book John P. McCarthy; Edmondo F. Lupieri; (2017)
Where Have All the Heavens Gone?: Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (/isis/citation/CBB448316828/) unapi

Book Gregory W. Dawes; (2016)
Galileo and the Conflict between Religion and Science (/isis/citation/CBB612214926/) unapi

Book Mayer, Thomas F.; (2012)
The Trial of Galileo, 1612--1633 (/isis/citation/CBB001251293/) unapi

Book Hofstadter, Dan; (2009)
The Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition (/isis/citation/CBB001033189/) unapi

Article Mayer, Thomas F.; (2009)
The Status of the Inquisition's Precept to Galileo (1616) in Historical Perspective (/isis/citation/CBB000933730/) unapi

Essay Review Renato Mazzolini; (2008)
Galileo l'artista (/isis/citation/CBB656545431/) unapi

Article Pietro Daniel Omodeo; (2017)
Post-Copernican Science in Galileo's Italy (/isis/citation/CBB654849052/) unapi

Book Boner, Patrick J.; Tessicini, Dario; (2013)
Celestial Novelties on the Eve of the Scientific Revolution, 1540--1630 (/isis/citation/CBB001200998/) unapi

Article Finocchiaro, Maurice A.; (2001)
Science, Religion, and the Historiography of the Galileo Affair: On the Undesirability of Oversimplification (/isis/citation/CBB000671343/) unapi

Chapter Feldhay, Rivka; (2001)
Recent Narratives on Galileo and the Church: Or the Three Dogmas of the Counter-Reformation (/isis/citation/CBB000202412/) unapi

Book Shea, William R.; Artigas, Mariano; (2006)
Galileo Observed: Science and the Politics of Belief (/isis/citation/CBB000772126/) unapi

Article Oddbjørn Engvold; Jack B. Zirker; (2016)
The Parallel Worlds of Christoph Scheiner and Galileo Galilei (/isis/citation/CBB605936429/) unapi

Article Daniele Macuglia; (2020)
Newtonianism and Information Control in Rome at the Wake of the Eighteenth Century (/isis/citation/CBB680977236/) unapi

Thesis Ekeberg, Bjorn; (2010)
The Metaphysics Experiment: Modern Physics and the Politics of Nature (/isis/citation/CBB001567187/) unapi

Article Sveistyte, Alina; Apsegaite, Violeta; (2015)
The Publishing of Matthias Held's Physiologiae clavis (1653) in Kėdainiai, Grand Duchy of Lithuania (/isis/citation/CBB001551790/) unapi

Chapter Shea, William; (2006)
Galileo a Roma: incontri e scontri (/isis/citation/CBB001024440/) unapi

Article Dmitriev, I. S.; (2012)
And Still They Write... (the Trial of Galileo as Interpreted by Contemporary Russian Intellectuals) (/isis/citation/CBB001211415/) unapi

Article Lewis, John; (2007)
Truth and Propaganda in Images of the Trial of Galileo (/isis/citation/CBB000771285/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Shea, William R.
Mayer, Thomas F.
Feldhay, Rivka
Finocchiaro, Maurice A.
Lewis, John
Artigas, Mariano
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
Science History Publications
University of Notre Dame Press
Atlas & Co.
University of Toronto Press
University of Victoria (Canada)
Science and religion
Controversies and disputes
Roman Catholic Church
Science and culture
Galileo affair
Galilei, Galileo
Held, Matthias
Descartes, René
Einstein, Albert
Heidegger, Martin
Scheiner, Christoph
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
19th century
20th century
18th century
Vilnius (Lithuania or Poland)
Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment