Retrying Galileo, 1633–1992

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University of California Press, Apr 11, 2005 - Religion - 497 pages
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In 1633, at the end of one of the most famous trials in history, the Inquisition condemned Galileo for contending that the Earth moves and that the Bible is not a scientific authority. Galileo's condemnation set off a controversy that has acquired a fascinating life of its own and that continues to this day. This absorbing book is the first to examine the entire span of the Galileo affair from his condemnation to his alleged rehabilitation by the Pope in 1992. Filled with primary sources, many translated into English for the first time, Retrying Galileo will acquaint readers with the historical facts of the trial, its aftermath and repercussions, the rich variety of reflections on it throughout history, and the main issues it raises.
 

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Contents

101 More Unbanning of Copernicanism 18201835
194
Olivieris Official Summary 1820
198
1820 versus 1616
218
Varieties of Torture Demythologizing Galileos Trial? 18351867
222
Victim of Torture? Brewster and Libri 18351841
223
Dublins Cooper and Cincinnatis J Q Adams 18381844
226
Marinis SemiOfficial Apologia 1850
230
Biots and Chasless Circumstantialism 18581867
233

From Renaudots Abridgment 1633 to Ricciolis Documents 1651
37
Emblematic Reactions Descartes Peiresc Galileos Daughter 16331642
43
Galileos Daughter 1633
51
Peirescs Plea 16341635
52
Galileo 16341642
56
Polarizations Secularism Liberalism Fundamentalism 16331661
65
41 States versus Church
66
From Strasbourg 16351636 to London 16441661
72
Various Retrials to Ricciolis Apology 1651
79
Compromises Viviani Auzout Leibniz 16541704
86
Vincenzio Viviani 16541693
87
Adrien Auzout 1665
93
Leibniz 16791704
99
Mythmaking or Enlightenment? Pascal Voltaire the Encyclopedia 16571777
108
UnEnlightened Myths 17091773
111
63 Whose Ignorance and Prejudice? Voltaire 17281770
115
DAlembert and the French Encyclopedia 17511777
120
Incompetence or Enlightenment? Pope Benedict XIV 17401758
126
Toaldos Edition and Calmets Introduction 17411744
127
Lazzaris Consultant Report 1757
138
New Lies Documents Myths Apologies 17581797
154
Gaetanis Forged Letter 17701785
155
Guicciardinis 1616 Report Published 1773
158
Mallet du Pans Formative Myth 17841797
159
Tiraboschis Brilliant Apology 17921793
164
Napoleonic Wars and Trials 18101821
175
Marinis Efforts 18141817
178
Delambres Finding 1820
181
Venturis Explanation 1820
184
The Inquisitions Trial Summary Revealed 1821
190
The Inquisition on Galileos Side? The Settele Affair 1820 and Beyond 1835
193
115 Inquisition Right and Wrong? Maddens Tortured Thinking 1863
237
A Miscarriage of Justice? The Documentation of Impropriety 18671879
241
Wohlwills Radical Revisionism 1870
242
Gherardis Inquisition Minutes 1870
246
Commissary Maculanos 1633 Letter Published 1875
249
Scartazzini on Paper Shuffling 18771878
251
Geblers Balanced Synthesis 1879
255
Galileo Right Again Wrong Again Hermeneutics Epistemology Heresy 18661928
259
Leo XIIIs Encyclical Providentissimus Deus 1893
263
Duhems Epistemological Explanation 1908
266
134 Miillers AntiGalilean Synthesis and Garzends UnApologetic Concept of Heresy 19091912
269
A Catholic Hero Tricentennial Rehabilitation 19411947
275
Paschinis Preview 1943
280
Soccorsi Justifies Galileos Retraction 1947
284
Secular Indictments Brechts Atomic Bomb and Koestlers Two Cultures 19471959
295
Brechts Historical Fiction 19471955
296
Koestlers Fictional History 1959
306
History on Trial The Paschini Affair 19411979
318
The Pontifical Academys Edition of Paschinis Galileo 1964
326
Bertollas Recovery of the Genuine Galileo 1978
330
More Rehabilitation Pope John Paul II 19791992
338
The Vatican Study Commission 19811992
343
Brandmullers New Apology 19821992
348
Poupards Commission Report 1992
350
The Popes Complexity Conference Speech 1992
353
Unfinished Business
359
NOTES
367
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
429
INDEX
467
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Maurice A. Finocchiaro, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, is author of Beyond Right and Left: Democratic Elitism in Mosca and Gramsci (1999) and Galileo on the World Systems: A New Abridged Translation and Guide (1997), among other books.

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