The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue
||Finocchiaro, Maurice A.|
|Series title:||The Routledge Guides to the Great Bks.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $32.95|
| Book Description: |
The publication in 1632 of Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernicanmarked a crucial moment in the 'scientific revolution' and helped Galileo become the 'father of modern science'. The Dialoguecontains Galileo's mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion. However, the book also led Galileo to stand trial with the Inquisition, in what became...