Galileo: A Very Short Introduction

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Index

A
acceleration, 6, 11–12, 24, 34, 102, 106
Ammannati, Giulia, 16
Arcetri, 96–8, 104, 117
Archimedes, 10–11, 19–21, 38, 59–60
Ariosto, Ludovico, 112
Aristotle 1, 3–6, 9, 11–12, 19, 21, 25, 29, 36, 58–62, 78, 89, 105–9, 115; cosmology of, 1–3, 36, 40, 53, 66, 76–8, 88–9; physics of, 1–3, 4, 18–19, 21, 25, 42, 66, 102
Assayer, The, 6, 19, 83–5
astronomy: see Copernicus; Ptolemy
atomism, 13, 58, 85
Augustine, St, 68, 74, 79

B
Bacon, Francis, 3, 9
Barberini, Francesco, Cardinal, 117
Barberini, Maffeo, Cardinal (Pope Urban VIII), 59, 85–7, 93–4
Baronius, Cesare, Cardinal, 28
Bellarmine, Robert, Cardinal, 25–8, 58, 67, 74–5, 77, 80–2, 87, 94–6, 113
Benedetti, Giovanni Battista, 10
Berkeley, George, 53
Bernegger, Matthias, 101, 104
Bible: authority of, xxiii, 6, 29, 69–72, 94, 114; interpretation of, xxiii, 69–71, 74–9, 82, 101, 113; language in, 69, 79, 112–13; purpose of, 28, 112–13
Bologna, 52, 72; see also under universities
Brahe, Tycho, 10, 29, 40, 56, 64–5, 83
Bruno, Giordano, 13, 26

C
Caccini, Thomas, xxiii, 72–4
Capra, Baldessar, 40, 44
Castelli, Benedetto, 63, 68–9, 96; Letter to,69, 72–4
causes, viii, 1–2, 4–6, 9, 17, 35, 36, 71, 92
Cavalieri, Buonaventura, 96
certainty, 7, 35, 37, 43
Cesi, Federico, 57–8, 73, 93
Christina of Lorraine, 69; Letter to, xxi, 74–5, 101, 103, 112–4, 117
Clavius, Christopher, 20, 51–3, 57–8
Colombe, Ludovico delle, 56, 59, 68, 89
comets, 29, 40, 83, 108
Comte, Auguste, 13
continuum, 102
Copernicus, Nicholas, xvii–xviii, 56, 83, 117; astronomy of, xvii, 10, 18, 26–9, 56, 58, 66–8, 74, 76, 80, 82–3, 89–94, 109, 114
cosmology, 36; see also under Aristotle

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