Trial of Galileo

ISBN-10: 0321341325

ISBN-13: 9780321341327

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mark C. Carnes, Frederick Purnell, Michael S. Pettersen, Frederick Purnell, Barnard University Staff

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Part of the ldquo;Reacting to the Pastrdquo; series, this text consists of a game in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in a particular moment of intellectual and social ferment. The issues range from the nature of faith and the meaning of the Bible to the scientific principles and methods as advanced by Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Giordano Bruno, and Galileo. The game includes several optional science labs in optics and astronomy. The Trial of Galileo shows the confrontation between Copernicanism, as brilliantly propounded by Galileo, and the elegant cosmology of Aristotle, as defended energetically by conservatives within the Inquisition.
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Book details

List price: $30.60
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Mark C. Carnes is Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Frederick Purnell, Jr. was professor of philosophy at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A specialist in Renaissance and early modern thought, he published numerous articles based on his research in European libraries and archives. His work emphasized the relationship between philosophy and science in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with particular attention to thinkers with ties to Galileo. The Galileo game is dedicated to the memory of Professor Purnell, a fine scholar, committed teacher, and unabashed lover of Rome.

A Walk to the University
Introduction to the Game
Ways in which the Game Departs from History
Combination of the Holy Office and the Index
1632-1633 Trial Conducted by Holy Office Rather than Special Papal Tribunal
Players in the Game
Role Allocation by Class Size
Allocation of Positions Within the Major Factions
Cast of Characters
Members of the Conservative Faction
Members of the Moderate Faction
Members (And Supporters) of the Galileans (Linceans)
Robert Bellarmine
Cardinals O'Neill And/or Delatier
Other Indeterminates
Pope Paul v and Pope Urban VIII
Two Phases of the Game
First Phase, 1615-1616
"Grim Reaper Lottery" and Assignment of New Roles
Choosing a Pope to Succeed Paul V
Second Phase
1632-1633. Winning the Game
Final Decision Made by Pope Urban VIII
Strategy Advisory
On Winning
Key Elements of the Game
Sessions of the Holy Office
Game Issues
Questioning Deponents and the Application of Torture
Congregation of the Holy Office, in Spring of 1615 (by Faction and Class Size)
Acquisition of Esteem and Patron Credits
Debates Within the Academies
Prince Cesi's Party
Writing Assignments
Class Sequence
Set Up Classes (First 3)
First Class?
Introduction to the Game
Second Class
Third Class
Game Phase I
Sessions 1-4
Fourth Class (Game Session 1)
At the College of Rome
Fifth Class (Game Session 2): At the Holy Office
Sixth Class (Game Session 3): At Prince Cesi's Palace
Seventh Class (Game Session 4): At the Holy Office
Eighth Class (Time Passes: Perhaps Included as an Additional Game Session)
Game Phase II
Ninth Class (Game Session 5): At the Holy Office
Tenth Class (Game Session 6): At the Holy Office
Eleventh Class
Twelfth Class (Optional)
Primary Source Documents
Aristotle, on the Heavens
Introduction to Aristotle
Book I
[The World Is Not Infinite]. Book I
[Why there is only one universe.]. Book I
[Why the heavens do not change and decay]
Council of Trent (1546 Session)
Decree Concerning the Editing and Use of Sacred Books (1546)
Galielo's Letter To Grand Duchess Christina (1615)
Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger (1610)
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