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Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius
Galileo's trial by the Inquisition is one of the most dramatic incidents in the history of science and religion. Today, we tend to see this event in black and white-Galileo all white, the Church all… Expand
Persuading Science: The Art of Scientific Rhetoric
Scienza, natura, religione : mondo newtoniano e cultura italiana nel primo Settecento
From scientist to courtier
- W. Shea
- 1 December 1993
Galileo, Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism.By Mario Biagioli. University of Chicago Press: 1993. Pp. 402. & pound;23.95, & dollar;29.95.
Filled with Wonder: Kant’s Cosmological Essay, the Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens
- W. Shea
When the Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens appeared in 1755, Kant, then in his thirty-first year, was on the threshold of a new career. After serving for a period of nine years as a… Expand