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GALILEO: SEEING AND BELIEVING

I.S. GLASS

in Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199550258
eISBN:
9780191718700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550258.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses Galileo Galilei's biography and private life. It notes that Galileo first became interested in the connection between mathematics and the measurement of quantities such as mass ... More


Libertas’ philosophandi, or the Liberty of Thought

Hilary Gatti

in Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163833
eISBN:
9781400866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163833.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the freedom of thought and speech as it relates to the political, artistic, cultural, and scientific realms. The question of liberty here is raised as ideas of a new ... More


The Dialectic of Modern Science: Brecht’s Galileo

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During his exile in Denmark, Bertolt Brecht selected Galileo Galilei, an early representative of modern science, as protagonist for a play that he began to write in October 1938. He represents ... More


The Paradox of Instrumentality: The Material and the Ephemeral in Early Modern Instrumental Music

Rebecca Cypess

in Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226319445
eISBN:
9780226319582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319582.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Earlier understandings of instrumental music as an imitation of vocal music were complicated in the seventeenth century by a new aesthetic, which embraced artifice as much as the “natural.” Seicento ... More


Life on the Moon

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Life on the Moon — an old notion — was revived by the astronomical work of Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th century and the invention of the optical telescope in the early 17th century. Galileo ... More


Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy

Mario Biagioli

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226045610
eISBN:
9780226045634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226045634.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In six short years, Galileo Galilei went from being a somewhat obscure mathematics professor running a student boarding house in Padua to a star in the court of Florence to the recipient of dangerous ... More


Introduction: The Measured Heart

Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift

in Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278206
eISBN:
9780191699979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278206.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

As told by Vicenzio Viviani — Galileo Galilei's first biographer and former student — Galileo took an interest in the movement of pendulums some time before 1600 because of the swinging of the oil ... More


From Brass Instruments to Textual Supplements

in Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226045610
eISBN:
9780226045634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226045634.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book proposes radical new interpretations of several key episodes of Galileo's career, including his early telescopic discoveries of 1610, the dispute over sunspots, and the conflict with the ... More


Instruments of Timekeeping: The Case of Frescobaldi’S Toccate E Partite … Libro Primo

Rebecca Cypess

in Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226319445
eISBN:
9780226319582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319582.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Certain genres of instrumental music in early modern Italy broke free of the regular pulse—the tactus—that had governed music of previous eras. Among these was the toccata, a genre for lute and ... More


Moving the Immovable

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the debates on the new cosmology involved musical issues at several points. The disputed order of the planets paralleled questions about their correlation ... More


Kepler's Early Audiences, 1596–1600

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Johannes Kepler's early representation of the heavens embodied an unprecedented convergence of elements in the political space of the Tübingen theological orthodoxy. The Mysterium Cosmographicum ... More


The Refracted Muse: Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain

Enrique Garciá Santo-Tomás

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226376462
eISBN:
9780226465876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465876.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Refracted Muse: Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain traces the arrival of Galileo Galilei’s telescope in Madrid in 1610, and its impact on 17th-century Spanish fiction. It examines a ... More


Measuring the Immeasurable

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the activities of seventeenth-century cosmologies, starting with Giordano Bruno’s heretical cosmology and subsequent execution. The fascination with the possibility of other ... More


Hobbes’s Galilean Project: Its Philosophical and Theological Implications

Gianni Paganini

in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Volume VII

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198748717
eISBN:
9780191814112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748717.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Over the last ten years, discussion of Hobbes’s theology has revolved around his provocative notion of a corporeal God, to be found especially in the 1668 Appendix to the Latin Leviathan. However, ... More


Mersenne’s Universal Harmony

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music was completely central for the natural philosophy of Mersenne. This chapter begins with his musical arguments for heliocentrism, against the hermetist Robert Fludd. Mersenne’s Harmonie ... More


A Trivial Process

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0021
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter takes a historical look at how the idea of meteorite impact originated. In the late 1950s, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, a precocious geology graduate of the California Institute of ... More


Introduction

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book questions the common presupposition that music is conceptually derivative or secondary compared to other modes of thought. This chapter outlines eighteen case studies in which developments ... More


Sense and Method of the New Science

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter comments on the sense and method of the New Science. It begins by examining the New Science in relation to the works of Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and Hugo ... More


Turning the telescope to the Sun: Thomas Harriot and Johannes and David Fabricius

in On Sunspots

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226707150
eISBN:
9780226707174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707174.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on telescopic sunspot observations in Europe. It suggests that the scientific study of spots on the Sun by European astronomers began in 1611 after the invention of the ... More


Why Direct Realism Needs Objective Secondary Qualities

Christopher A. Shrock

in Thomas Reid and the Problem of Secondary Qualities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417846
eISBN:
9781474438650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417846.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Which of the three premises of the Problem of Secondary Qualities should we dismiss for the sake of Direct Realism? Surprisingly, the Non-Physicality Thesis. Attempts to reject the Spreading ... More


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