Galileo’s Daughter: The Book, the Movie, the Facts, and the Issues
Science, Method, and Argument in Galileo
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This essay examines Galileo’s relationship to the eldest of his three children, named Virginia, who became a nun with the name of Sister Maria Celeste. It contains a commentary on Dava Sobel’s best-selling book Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love (1999). It also contains a commentary on a movie entitled “Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens,” first broadcast nationally in the United States by PBS television stations in 2002, produced by David Axelrod and based on Sobel’s book. The essay also provides a summary of the main facts of Virginia’s life. And it reports on the many internet comments on Sobel’s book. All these things provide the occasion for an analysis, from the point of view of the Galileo affair, of the significance of Sobel’s book and the light it sheds on some old and new issues.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642; Commentaries; Documentary films; Book reviews
Film and Media Studies | Philosophy | Philosophy of Science
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Finocchiaro, M. A.
Galileo’s Daughter: The Book, the Movie, the Facts, and the Issues.
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