The Trial of Galileo

The Trial of Galileo

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The Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the qNew Cosmology, q and the Catholic Church , 1616-1633 shows the confrontation between Copernicanism, as brilliantly propounded by Galileo, and the elegant cosmology of Aristotle, as defended energetically by conservatives within the Inquisition. Part of the a€œReacting to the Pasta€ series, this text consists of a game in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in a particular moment of intellectual and social ferment. The issues range from the nature of faith and the meaning of the Bible to the scientific principles and methods as advanced by Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Giordano Bruno, and Galileo. The game includes several optional science labs in optics and astronomy.Part of the a€œReacting to the Pasta€ series, this text consists of a game in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in a particular moment of intellectual and social ferment.


Title:The Trial of Galileo
Author: Frederick Purnell, Michael S. Pettersen, Mark Christopher Carnes
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2008
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