Indianapolis : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2014.
Book — xii, 160 pages ; 23 cm
Glossary of terms and names
Theological issues : Copernicanism vs. Scripture
Epistemological issues : hypothesis vs. reality
Earlier proceedings : prohibition of Copernicanism
Reports and responses : assimilation of prohibition
Later proceedings : condemnation of Galileo
Reports and responses : implementation of sentence.
In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending Copernicus' hypothesis of the earth' motion and denying the scientific authority of Scripture. This book draws upon Maurice A. Finocchiaro' earlier works, especially The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (1989), to provide a brief, new documentary history of Galileo' trial that is simultaneously the most user-friendly and inclusive available. (source: Nielsen Book Data)