Galileo's instruments of credit : telescopes, images, secrecy /
- Publication info:
- Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Steacie Science and Engineering Library
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- Personal Subject:
- Galileo's instruments of credit : telescopes, images, secrecy / Mario Biagioli.
- Main Author:
- Biagioli, Mario.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
"Chronicling the six intense years that transformed Galileo Galilei from an obscure mathematics professor running a student boardinghouse in Padua to a defendant in the Church's case against Copernicanism, Galileo's Instruments of Credit proposes radical new interpretations of several famous episodes of Galileo's career - the telescopic discoveries of 1610, the dispute on sunspots, and his early defense of Copernicanism from the theologians' censures - and in the process shows how Galileo's complex tactics shifted as rapidly as his circumstances. Mario Biagioli traces the legendary Italian scientist's moves through the world of artisans and engineers as well as those of the courtiers and Inquisition tribunals to show that while he was producing and defending new instruments, new claims, and new forms of textual and pictorial argumentation, Galileo was actively constructing markets and audiences for them."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-284) and index.
0226045617 (cloth : alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- Introduction : from brass instruments to textual supplements
- Ch. 1. Financing the aura : distance and the construction of scientific authority
- Ch. 2. Replication or monopoly? : the Medicean stars between invention and discovery
- Ch. 3. Between risk and credit : picturing objects in the making
- Ch. 4. supplemental economy of Galileo's book of nature
- Epilogue : unintended differences.