Galileo, Courtier The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism
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Description: 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.
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Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/1994
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Mario Biagioli is distinguished professor of law and science and technology studies and director of the Center for Innovation Studies at the University of California, Davis.
|List of Illustrations|
|Acknowledgments Prologue: Court Culture and the Legitimation of Science|
|Discoveries and Etiquette|
|Anatomy of a Court Dispute|
|The Anthropology of Incommensurability Intermezzo: Roma Theatrum Mundi|
|Framing Galileo's Trial|
|Epilogue: From Patronage to Academies: A Hypothesis|