The Cambridge Companion To Galileo

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The Cambridge Companion To Galileo

Author : Peter Machamer
ISBN : 9781139825665
Genre : Philosophy
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Not only a hero of the scientific revolution, but after his conflict with the church, a hero of science, Galileo is today rivalled in the popular imagination only by Newton and Einstein. But what did Galileo actually do, and what are the sources of the popular image we have of him? This 1998 collection of specially-commissioned essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo's work. A particular feature of the volume is the treatment of Galileo's relationship with the church. It will be of interest to philosophers, historians of science, cultural historians and those in religious studies.
Category: Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion To Brecht

Author : Peter Thomson
ISBN : 9781139827737
Genre : Drama
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This updated Companion offers students crucial guidance on virtually every aspect of the work of this complex and controversial writer. It brings together the contrasting views of major critics and active practitioners, and this edition introduces more voices and themes. The opening essays place Brecht's creative work in its historical and biographical context and are followed by chapters on single texts, from The Threepenny Opera to The Caucasian Chalk Circle, on some early plays and on the Lehrstücke. Other essays analyse Brecht's directing, his poetry, his interest in music and his work with actors. This revised edition also contains additional essays on his early experience of cabaret, his significance in the development of film theory and his unique approach to dramaturgy. A detailed calendar of Brecht's life and work and a selective bibliography of English criticism complete this provocative overview of a writer who constantly aimed to provoke.
Category: Drama

Philosophia Naturalis

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ISBN : UCLA:L0091362319
Genre : Philosophy
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Choice

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ISBN : UOM:39015079402478
Genre : Academic libraries
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Category: Academic libraries

Galileo Goes To Jail And Other Myths About Science And Religion

Author : Ronald L. Numbers
ISBN : 9780674057418
Genre : Science
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If we want nonscientists and opinion-makers in the press, the lab, and the pulpit to take a fresh look at the relationship between science and religion, Ronald L. Numbers suggests that we must first dispense with the hoary myths that have masqueraded too long as historical truths. Until about the 1970s, the dominant narrative in the history of science had long been that of science triumphant, and science at war with religion. But a new generation of historians both of science and of the church began to examine episodes in the history of science and religion through the values and knowledge of the actors themselves. Now Ronald Numbers has recruited the leading scholars in this new history of science to puncture the myths, from Galileo’s incarceration to Darwin’s deathbed conversion to Einstein’s belief in a personal God who “didn’t play dice with the universe.” The picture of science and religion at each other’s throats persists in mainstream media and scholarly journals, but each chapter in Galileo Goes to Jail shows how much we have to gain by seeing beyond the myths.
Category: Science

Numbers And Things

Author : David Christopher Sepkoski
ISBN : MINN:31951P00799780N
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Galileo Observed

Author : William R. Shea
ISBN : 0881353566
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On the basis of newly available archival evidence, Shea and Artigas reexamine the famed clash of Galileo (1564-1642) with the Catholic Church for espousing the view that the Earth orbits the Sun. Challenging several scholarly and literary interpretations of this conflict between science and religion, they argue that a much more complex relationship existed then and now.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Trial Of Galileo

Author : Frederick Purnell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124069647
Genre : History
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The Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the "New Cosmology," and the Catholic Church , 1616-1633 shows the confrontation between Copernicanism, as brilliantly propounded by Galileo, and the elegant cosmology of Aristotle, as defended energetically by conservatives within the Inquisition. Part of the “Reacting to the Past” series, this text consists of a game in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in a particular moment of intellectual and social ferment. The issues range from the nature of faith and the meaning of the Bible to the scientific principles and methods as advanced by Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Giordano Bruno, and Galileo. The game includes several optional science labs in optics and astronomy.
Category: History

Behind The Scenes At Galileo S Trial

Author : Richard J. Blackwell
ISBN : UOM:39015064761094
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Galileo's trial in 1633 before the Roman Inquisition is one of the most frequently mentioned topics in the history of science. Galileo's encounter with the Catholic Church was not only a major turning point in the history of western culture; it is the paradigm case of the clash between the institutional authority of religion and the authority of scientific reason, a clash that has come to define the modern era. Blackwell's new contribution to the Galileo affair concerns the official theological position against Galileo. The centerpiece of his project is the treatise entitled Tractatus Syllepticus, written by Melchior Inchofer, S. J., whose judgment of the orthodoxy of Galileo's Dialogue had been requested earlier by the Holy Office and was then incorporated into the proceedings of the trial. At the time, Inchofer's judgment against Galileo's book was both detailed and harsh. That judgment formed the basis for Inchofer's subsequent Tractatus, the first English translation of which is included in this volume. Inchofer's text provides a new and fascinating way of looking at the defense of the guilty verdict. Galileo and his trial. Both legal and theologial behind-the-scenes aspects of Galileo's trial are discussed. Because of a weak legal case, a plea bargain was arranged, extrajudicially, then sabotaged in the Holy Office before the final decision of the case. Through his close scrutiny of the specifics of the trial, Blackwell renders a picture that is more complex, and ominous, than the usual portrayal of the trial.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Technik In Der Fr Hen Neuzeit Schrittmacher Der Europ Ischen Moderne

Author : Gisela Engel
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112534941
Genre : Economic development
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Die Beitrage dieses Bandes thematisieren Bedingungen und Konsequenzen von Wahrnehmung und Reprasentation in den Begegnungen zwischen europaischen und auSSereuropaischen Kulturen im Rahmen der Expansion in die "Neue Welt". SIe reflektieren von unterschiedlichen Voraussetzungen her, aus verschiedenen disziplinaren Perspektiven und mit unterschiedlichen Frageinteressen und stellen so ihrerseits eine gewisse Polyphonie wissenschaftlicher Reprasentationspraxen her. DAmit kommt ein ganzes Spektrum von Moglichkeiten in den Blick, die auf je unterschiedliche Weise dazu beigetragen haben, Motive und Streotype zu konstruieren, Narrative zu erzeugen, Blicke zu formieren, Erwartungen vorzupragen, Aufmerksamkeiten zu lenken, Sagbares von Unsagbarem zu trennen oder Bewertungshorizonte festzulegen. ES ist die Vielfalt unterschiedlicher Bezugspunkte, Formierungsprinzipien, Handlungs- und Wahrnehmungsebenen und Felder, die in ihrem komplexen Zusammenwirken Begegnungen, Austausch und die Etablierung von ungleichen Beziehungen zwischen den verschiedenen Kulturen und deren Angehorigen so erfolgreich und nachhaltig gepragt und strukturiert haben.
Category: Economic development

Mechanics From Aristotle To Einstein

Author : Michael J. Crowe
ISBN : UCSD:31822034611251
Genre : Science
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Mechanics, the science of moving bodies and their interactions, is among the finest accomplishments of western civilization. This is the story of development, from the ground-breaking attempts of the Greeks, through the brilliant abstractions of medieval logicians, to the breathtaking achievements of Galileo, Huygens, and Newton, to the dazzling virtuosity of Maxwell and Einstein. Crowe's presentation allows the reader to appreciate this story from the inside, following the thoughts of the original authors in their own words. Ample commentary places these scientific giants in their context and helps modern readers understand the unfamiliar modes of expression of earlier times. In the course of telling the story, this book also provides a practical introduction to mechanics, with sample computations and problems in both classical physics and relativistic kinematics.
Category: Science

New Dictionary Of Scientific Biography

Author : Noretta Koertge
ISBN : UCSC:32106018867975
Genre : Scientists
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Also available online as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library under the title Complete dictionary of scientific biography.
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Fifty Years In Science And Religion

Author : Ian G. Barbour
ISBN : UOM:39015060620575
Genre : Religion
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Ian G. Barbour is the internationally acknowledged pioneer in the field of 'science and religion'. Although public opinion is often swayed by strident voices which attempt to place science and religion in conflict or keep them totally isolated, Barbour's voluminous contributions over the past fifty years have carved out a trusted pathway to constructive dialogue and creative mutual interaction between science and religion.Fifty Years in Science and Religion brings together nineteen leading scholars in the field to offer an appreciative yet critical assessment of the impact of Barbour's work on science and religion and to point ahead towards future critical areas, goals and tasks that await new research and visionary exploration. This book includes a unique autobiography by Barbour in which for the first time he shares and reflects on his life and work, and a detailed bibliography of Barbour's works. Together, the authors demonstrate how Barbour's writings and the hundreds of scholars who have now become part of the field have changed the course of intellectual history in the West by making possible and necessary a truly constructive engagement between science and religion in the context of inter-religious dialogue and the global human and environmental challenges of our time.
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