Synopses & Reviews
This collection of essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo??'s work.
This collection of essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo?s work.
Table of Contents
Introduction Peter Machamer; 1. Galileo's Pisan studies in science and philosophy William Wallace; 2. Galileo's machines, his mathematics and his experiments Peter Machamer; 3. The use and abuse of mathematical entities: Galileo and the Jesuits revisited Rivka Feldhay; 4. Inertial problems in Galileo's pre-inertial framework Wallace Hooper; 5. From Galileo to Augustine Pietro Redondi; 6. Galileo's Copernicanism: the science and the rhetoric William Shea; 7. Galileo's contribution to astronomy and conflicts with the church Noel Swerdlow; 8. Galileo on science and scripture Ernan McMullin; 9. Could there be another Galileo case? Richard Blackwell; 10. The God of theologians and the God of astronomers: an apology of Bellarmine Marcello Pera; 11. The never ending Galileo story Michael Segre; 12. The sepulchers of Galileo: the 'Living' remains of a hero of science Paolo Galluzzi.