Galileo and the New Cosmology: Reacting to the Past / Edition 1

Galileo and the New Cosmology: Reacting to the Past / Edition 1

by Frederick Purnell, Mark C. Carnes, Michael S. Pettersen, . Barnard University
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321341325

ISBN-13: 9780321341327

Pub. Date: 08/19/2007

Publisher: Pearson

The Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the "New Cosmology," 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.

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The Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the "New Cosmology," 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 “Reacting to the Past” 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321341327
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/19/2007
Series:
Reacting to the Past Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. THE GAME

Introduction

The Historical Context

The Protestant Challenge

Aristotle and Aquinas

Enter Galileo Galilei

The Religious Controversy Begins

The Cast of Characters

Role Allocation by Class Size

Allocation of Positions within the Major Factions

Factional and Indeterminate Players: Basic Goals

Key Elements of the Game

The Holy Office

Debates within the Academies

Prince Cesi’s Party

Patron Credits

Writing Assignments

Classes with Laboratory Experiments/Demonstrations

Ways in Which the Game Departs from History

Phases of the Game

Phase One (1616)

Phase Two (1632-1633)

Game Strategy

Class Assignments and Activities

Overview

Set-Up Sessions

Game Sessions 1-5: Phase One (1616)

Game Sessions 6-9: Phase Two (1632-1633)

Post-Mortem Sessions

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Introduction to Astronomy from Aristotle to Copernicus

Appendix B: Artistotle, On the Heavens and Posterior Analytics

Appendix C: Decrees by the Council of Trent Concerning Heresy

Appendix D: Galileo, The Starry Messenger (1610)

Appendix E: Galileo, ”Letter to Grand Duchess Christina” (1615)

Appendix F: Galileo, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems (1632)

Appendix G: Laboratory Exercises

Appendix H: Bibliographical References

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