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Finocchiaro, Maurice A. 1942-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 159 publications in 2 languages and 10,310 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: QB36.G2, 520.92
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Most widely held works by Maurice A Finocchiaro
The Galileo affair a documentary history by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A classic introduction to Galileo's masterpiece."--William A. Wallace, author of "Galileo's Logic of Discovery and Proof
Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992 by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A close look at the trial of Galileo in 1633 & the consequences of his condemnation for contending that the Bible is not a scientific authority. In parts of the US and elsewhere, the controversy continues to this day
Galileo on the world systems a new abridged translation and guide by Galileo Galilei ( )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,853 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. By explicating his own critical reading of this text that is itself an exercise in critical reasoning on a gripping real-life controversy, he illuminates those universal, perennial activities of the human mind that make Galileo's book a living document. This is a concrete, hands-on introduction to critical thinking. The translation has been made from the Italian text provided in volume 7 of the Critical National Edition of Galileo's complete works edited by Antonio Favaro. The translator has also consulted the 1632 edition, as well as the other previous English translations, including California's 1967 version. 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
Beyond right and left democratic elitism in Mosca and Gramsci by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,513 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 )
14 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of science as explanation by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defending Copernicus and Galileo critical reasoning in the two affairs by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gramsci and the history of dialectical thought by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 451 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 )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 265 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. And he presents extended critiques of the views of many contemporary scholars, while also integrating into the discussion Arnauld's Port-Royal Logic, Gramsci's theory of intellectuals, and case studies from the history of science, particularly the work of Galileo, Newton, Huygens, and Lavoisier."--Jacket
The essential Galileo by Galileo Galilei ( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 252 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 )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 74 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'.In The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue
Meta-argumentation : an approach to logic and argumentation theory by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The problem of explanation in historiography of science by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gramsci critico e la critica by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo's "Dialogue" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of Galileo's Dialogue in which he asserted that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Galileo was jailed for heresy for contradicting the traditional teachings of the medieval Church. The video traces the background of the Dialogue, from the Copernican view that the sun is the center of the universe, to the trial of Galileo before the Holy Office. The profound conflicts between science and theology unfold in dramatic re-enactments
Gramsci e Gaetano Mosca by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( )
1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gramsci critico e la critica by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo's philosophy of science = La filosofia della scienza di Galileo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Wisan on Galileo and the art of reasoning by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Democracy, elitism and method in Mosca and Gramsci by Maurice A Finocchiaro ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Finocchiaro, Maurice Anthony, 1942-
Languages
English (141)
Italian (4)
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