The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue
Routledge Taylor and Francis
New York, NY
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The publication in 1632 of Galileo’s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican marked a crucial moment in the ‘scientific revolution’ and helped Galileo become the ‘father of modern science’. The Dialogue contains Galileo’s mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus’s hypothesis of the earth’s motion. However, the book also led Galileo to stand trial with the Inquisition, in what became known as ‘the greatest scandal in Christendom’.
Finocchiaro, M. A.
The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue.
New York, NY: Routledge Taylor and Francis.