Galileo as a Critic of the Arts: Aesthetic Attitude and Scientific Thought

  title={Galileo as a Critic of the Arts: Aesthetic Attitude and Scientific Thought},
  author={Erwin Panofsky},
  pages={3 - 15}
G ALILEO, the son of a renowned musician and theorist of music, grew up XJin a humanistic rather than scientific environment and never lost his interest in art and literature. It is well known, for example, that he devoted "many months or even years" of patient labor to a comparison between Ariosto and Tasso, extolling the former and tearing the latter to pieces; and up to this day Tasso's biographers tend to be critical of Galileo because he failed to appreciate the greatness of Tasso, while… 
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Style in science communication
  • M. Bucchi
  • Education
    Public understanding of science
  • 2013
It is argued that quality is a relevant issue and challenge for contemporary science communication and style is relevant to addressing that challenge, insofar as it relates to discussions about how to strengthen the quality of science communication, suggesting a different perspective other than the traditional normative/prescriptive framework.