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Galileo, Courtier : Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism - Mario Biagioli

Galileo, Courtier

Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism

Paperback Published: 1st November 1994
ISBN: 9780226045603
Number Of Pages: 416

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Informed by currents in sociology, cultural anthropology, and literary theory, "Galileo, Courtier" is neither a biography nor a conventional history of science. In the court of the Medicis and the Vatican, Galileo fashioned both his career and his science to the demands of patronage and its complex systems of wealth, power, and prestige. Biagioli argues that Galileo's courtly role was integral to his science--the questions he chose to examine, his methods, even his conclusions.
"Galileo, Courtier" is a fascinating cultural and social history of science highlighting the workings of power, patronage, and credibility in the development of science.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments Prologue: Court Culture and the Legitimation of Science
Galileo's Self-fashioning
Discoveries and Etiquette
Anatomy of a Court Dispute
The Anthropology of Incommensurability Intermezzo: Roma Theatrum Mundi
Courtly Comets
Framing Galileo's Trial
Epilogue: From Patronage to Academies: A Hypothesis
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ISBN: 9780226045603
ISBN-10: 0226045609
Series: Science & Its Conceptual Foundations S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st November 1994
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.1  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Type: New edition