9780415503679

The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue

  • ISBN 13:

    9780415503679

  • ISBN 10:

    0415503671

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 08/15/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The publication in 1632 of Galileo Galilei'¬"s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernicanmarked a crucial moment in the '¬Üscientific revolution'¬" and the origin of modern science. The Dialoguecontains Galileo'¬"s synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and it'¬"s conclusions led Galileo to stand trial for denying the scientific authority of Scripture - for some this marked the start of the relgion vs science debate which continues to this day. In this guidebook, Maurice Finocchiaro introduces and assesses: The key arguments and analysis that Galileo presents on both sides of the '¬Üdialogue'¬" Galileo'¬"s unique style of analysis, critical reasoning and rhetoric The lasting significance of the Dialogue and the Galielo affair

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