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Finocchiaro, Maurice A. 1942-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 193 publications in 2 languages and 11,951 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: QB41, 520
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maurice A Finocchiaro
The Galileo affair : a documentary history by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic introduction to Galileo's masterpiece."--William A. Wallace, author of Galileo's Logic of Discovery and Proof."--
Galileo and the art of reasoning : rhetorical foundations of logic and scientific method by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

17 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992 by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 694 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
History of science as explanation by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican by Galileo Galilei( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 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
Gramsci and the history of dialectical thought by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 453 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
Beyond right and left : democratic elitism in Mosca and Gramsci by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian writers, Gaetano Mosca and Antonio Gramsci, have been very influential in twentieth-century political thought, the first cast as a thoroughgoing conservative, the second as the model of a humanistic Marxist. The author of this provocative book, the first systematic study of the connection between the two men, maintains that they are closer to each other than is commonly supposed-that they in fact belong to the same political tradition of democratic elitism. 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
Arguments about arguments : systematic, critical, and historical essays in logical theory by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 277 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 )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 249 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
Defending Copernicus and Galileo : critical reasoning in the two affairs by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Routledge guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 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
The trial of Galileo : essential documents( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meta-argumentation : an approach to logic and argumentation theory by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 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 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 8 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
Galileo and the art reasoning : rethorical foundations of logic and scientific method by Maurice A Finocchiaro( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 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

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

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

 
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The Galileo affair : a documentary history
Alternative Names
Finocchiaro, Maurice Anthony 1942-

Languages
English (165)

Italian (4)

Covers
Galileo and the art of reasoning : rhetorical foundations of logic and scientific methodRetrying Galileo, 1633-1992Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & CopernicanGramsci and the history of dialectical thoughtBeyond right and left : democratic elitism in Mosca and GramsciArguments about arguments : systematic, critical, and historical essays in logical theoryThe essential GalileoDefending Copernicus and Galileo : critical reasoning in the two affairsGalileo and the art reasoning : rethorical foundations of logic and scientific method