Galileo, a Model of Rational Thinking?


Christopher M. Graney: "Galileo, a Model of Rational Thinking?." Catholic Historical Review, Summer 2021, Vol. 107 Issue 3, 421-429,

Reasoned. Critical. Open-minded. Fair-minded. Judicious. These words characterize Galileo’s defense of the heliocentric theory of Nicolaus Copernicus, according to Maurice Finocchiaro in his On Trial for Reason: Science, Religion, and Culture in the Galileo Affair (225-48). But the book overlooks technical details of the science of Galileo’s time…

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