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Finocchiaro, Maurice A. 1942-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 218 publications in 2 languages and 12,667 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Maurice A Finocchiaro
Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992 by Maurice A Finocchiaro( )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1633, at the end of one of the most famous trials in history, the Inquisition condemned Galileo for contending that the Earth moves and that the Bible is not a scientific authority. Galileo's condemnation set off a controversy that has acquired a life of its own and that continues to this day. This book is the first to examine the entire span of the Galileo affair from his condemnation to his alleged rehabilitation by the Pope in 1992. Filled with primary sources, many translated into English for the first time, Retrying Galileo will acquaint readers with the historical facts of the trial, its aftermath and repercussions, the variety of reflections on it throughout history, and the main issues it raises."--Jacket
The Galileo affair : a documentary history by Maurice A Finocchiaro( )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 2,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic introduction to Galileo's masterpiece."--William A. Wallace, author of Galileo's Logic of Discovery and Proof."--
Galileo on the world systems : a new abridged translation and guide by Galileo Galilei( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's 1632 book, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican, comes alive for twentieth-century readers thanks to Maurice Finocchiaro's brilliant new translation and presentation. Condemned by the Inquisition for its heretical proposition that the earth revolves around the sun, Galileo's masterpiece takes the form of a debate, divided into four Days, among three highly articulate gentlemen. Finocchiaro sets the stage with his Introduction, which not only provides the human and historical framework for the Dialogue but also admits the reader gracefully into the basic non-Copernican understanding of the universe that would have been shared by Galileo's original audience. The translation of the Dialogue is abridged in order to highlight its essential content, and Finocchiaro gives titles to the various parts of the debate as a guide to the principal topics. Focusing on those universal, perennial activities of the human mind that make Galileo's book a living document, Finocchiaro elucidates the mental skills of critical reasoning, methodological reflection, and verbal rhetoric. With an appendix devoted to these activities and their place in the Dialogue, he offers the reader a concrete, hands-on introduction to critical thinking. Galileo on the World Systems is a remarkably nuanced interpretation of a classic work and will give readers the tools to understand and evaluate for themselves one of the most influential scientific books in Western civilization. -- from back cover
Beyond right and left : democratic elitism in Mosca and Gramsci by Maurice A Finocchiaro( )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice A. Finocchiaro argues that Gramsci's political theory is a constructive critique of Mosca's and that the key common element is the attempt to combine democracy and elitism in a theoretical system that defines them not as opposite but as compatible and interdependent. Finocchiaro finds that a critical examination of the major works of the two men demonstrates their shared belief in the viability of democratic elitism and undermines the importance of the distinction between right and left
Galileo and the art of reasoning : rhetorical foundations of logic and scientific method by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

20 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending Copernicus and Galileo : critical reasoning in the two affairs by Maurice A Finocchiaro( )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although recent works on Galileo's trial have reached new heights of erudition, documentation, and sophistication, they often exhibit inflated complexities, neglect 400 years of historiography, or make little effort to learn from Galileo. This book strives to avoid such lacunae by judiciously comparing and contrasting the two Galileo affairs, that is, the original controversy over the earth's motion ending with his condemnation by the Inquisition in 1633, and the subsequent controversy over the rightness of that condemnation continuing to our day. The book argues that the Copernican Revolution required that the hypothesis of the earth's motion be not only constructively supported with new reasons and evidence, but also critically defended from numerous old and new objections. This defense in turn required not only the destructive refutation, but also the appreciative understanding of those objections in all their strength. A major Galilean accomplishment was to elaborate such a reasoned, critical, and fair-minded defense of Copernicanism. Galileo's trial can be interpreted as a series of ecclesiastic attempts to stop him from so defending Copernicus. And an essential thread of the subsequent controversy has been the emergence of many arguments claiming that his condemnation was right, as well as defenses of Galileo from such criticisms. The book's particular yet overarching thesis is that today the proper defense of Galileo can and should have the reasoned, critical, and fair-minded character which his own defense of Copernicus had
History of science as explanation by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gramsci and the history of dialectical thought by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an interpretative and evaluative study of the thought of Antonio Gramsci, the founding father of the Italian Communist Party who died in 1937 after ten years of imprisonment in Fascist jails. It proceeds by a rigorous textual analysis of his Prison Notebooks, the scattered notes he wrote during his incarceration. Professor Finocchiaro explores the nature of Gramsci's dialectical thinking, in order to show in what ways Gramsci was and was not a Marxist, as well as to illustrate correspondences with the work of Hegel, Croce, and Bukharin. The book provides a critical reappraisal of Gramsci as a thinker and of the dialectical approach as a mode of inquiry
Arguments about arguments : systematic, critical, and historical essays in logical theory by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together a selection of essays by one of the preeminent scholars of informal logic. Following an approach that is empirical but not psychological, dialectical but not dialogical, and focused on interpretation without neglecting evaluation, Maurice Finocchiaro defines concepts such as reasoning, argument, argument analysis, critical reasoning, methodological reflection, judgment, critical thinking, and informal logic. He defends theses about the rarity of fallacies but the frequency of fallacious reasoning; the asymmetry of positive and negative in argumentation, interpretation, and evaluation; and the role of critical thinking in science, among other topics
The essential Galileo by Galileo Galilei( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of Galileo's most important writings, covering his entire career. Here the relevant concept of importance centers on their historical impact, and the history in question includes not only Galileo's life and the 17th century, but also the historical aftermath up to our own day
The Routledge guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication in 1632 of Galileo?s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican marked a crucial moment in the?scientific revolution? and helped Galileo become the?father of modern science?. The Dialogue contains Galileo?s mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus?s hypothesis of the earth?s motion. However, the book also led Galileo to stand trial with the Inquisition, in what became known as?the greatest scandal in Christendom?
The trial of Galileo : essential documents( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

....The present book contains English translations of the most important documents that are essential for an educated person to form an intelligent opinion on the trial of Galileo."--P. [x]
Meta-argumentation : an approach to logic and argumentation theory by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gramsci critico e la critica by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of explanation in historiography of science by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da Galileo alle stelle by F Bertola( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gramsci e Gaetano Mosca by Maurice A Finocchiaro( )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, religion, and the historiography of the Galileo affair: On the undesirability of oversimplification by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beyond Right and Left: Democratic Elitism in Mosca and Gramsci (Italian literature and thought series) by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A case study of interdisciplinary synthesis = Uno studio sulla sintesi interdisciplinare( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992
Alternative Names
Finocchiaro, Maurice Anthony 1942-

Languages
English (188)

Italian (7)

Covers
The Galileo affair : a documentary historyGalileo on the world systems : a new abridged translation and guideBeyond right and left : democratic elitism in Mosca and GramsciGalileo and the art of reasoning : rhetorical foundations of logic and scientific methodDefending Copernicus and Galileo : critical reasoning in the two affairsGramsci and the history of dialectical thoughtArguments about arguments : systematic, critical, and historical essays in logical theoryThe essential Galileo