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Galileo Galilei, The Tuscan Artist

  • Pietro Greco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  35. Back Matter
    Pages 377-383

About this book

Introduction

This book is a distinctively original biography of Galileo Galilei, probably the last eclectic genius of the Italian Renaissance, who was not only one of the greatest scientists ever, but also a philosopher, a theologian, and a man of great literary, musical, and artistic talent – “The Tuscan Artist”, as the poet John Milton referred to him. Galileo was exceptional in simultaneously excelling in the Arts, Science, Philosophy, and Theology. These diverse aspects of his life were closely intertwined; indeed, it may be said that he personally demonstrated that human culture is not divisible, but rather one, with a thousand shades. Galileo also represented the bridge between two historical epochs. As the philosopher Tommaso Campanella, a contemporary of Galileo, recognized at the time, Galileo was responsible for ushering in a new age, the Modern Age. This book, which is exceptional in the completeness of its coverage, explores all aspects of the life of Galileo, as a Tuscan artist and giant of the Renaissance, in a stimulating and reader-friendly way.

Keywords

Galileo Galilei biography Roots of modern Science of Galileo Galileo Science and Faith Copernican Letters Literary criticism in Galileo Music and Science in the Age of Galileo Galileo renaissance artist

Authors and affiliations

  • Pietro Greco
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro StudiFondazione IDIS-Città della ScienzaNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72032-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72031-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72032-6
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