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304 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198797920

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On Trial For Reason

Science, Religion, and Culture in the Galileo Affair

Maurice A. Finocchiaro

  • Offers a stimulating account of Galileo's original trial and the subsequent and continuing controversy surrounding it
  • Considers the arguments for both sides employed by both Galileo and the Church for and against the earth's motion, and their philosophical and scientific foundations
  • Discusses the historical, intellectual, and religious backdrop to the trial
  • Explores the trial as a core example of the conflictual and the harmonious aspects of the relationship between science and religion