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Blackwell, Richard J. 1929-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 202 publications in 3 languages and 7,942 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Concordances  Software 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Richard J Blackwell
 
Most widely held works by Richard J Blackwell
Cause, principle, and unity by Giordano Bruno( )

26 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giordano Bruno's notorious public death in 1600, at the hands of the Inquisition in Rome, marked the transition from Renaissance philosophy to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. In his philosophical works he addressed such delicate issues as the role of Christ as mediator and the distinction, in human beings, between soul and matter. This volume presents new translations of Cause, Principle and Unity, in which he challenges Aristotelian accounts of causality and spells out the implications of Copernicanism for a new theory of an infinite universe, and of two essays on magic, On Magic and A General Account of Bonding, in which he interprets earlier theories about magical events in the light of the unusual powers of natural phenomena
Galileo, Bellarmine, and the Bible : including a translation of Foscarini's Letter on the motion of the earth by Richard J Blackwell( Book )

16 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered the paradigm case of the troubled interaction between science and religion, the conflict between Galileo and the Church continues to generate new research and lively debate. Richard J. Blackwell here offers a fresh approach to the Galileo case using as his primary focus the biblical and ecclesiastical issues that were the battleground for the celebrated confrontation." "Blackwell's research in the Vatican manuscript collection and the Jesuit archives in Rome enables him to re-create a vivid picture of the trends and counter-trends that influenced leading Catholic thinkers of the period: the conservative reaction to the Reformation, the role of authority in biblical exegesis and in guarding orthodoxy from the inroads of "unbridled spirits," and the position taken by Cardinal Bellarmine and the Jesuits in attempting to weigh the discoveries of the new science in the context of traditional philosophy and theology." "A centerpiece of Blackwell's investigation is his careful reading of the brief treatise Letter on the Motion of the Earth by Paolo Antonio Foscarini, a Carmelite scholar, arguing for the compatibility of the Copernican system with the Bible. Blackwell appends the first modern translation into English of this important and neglected document, which was placed on the Index of Forbidden Books in 1616." "Though there were differing and competing theories of biblical interpretation advocated in Galileo's time, the legacy of the Council of Trent, the views of Cardinal Bellarmine, the most influential churchman of his time, and, finally, the claims of authority and obedience that weakened the ability of Jesuit scientists to support the new science, all contributed to the eventual condemnation of Galileo in 1633. Blackwell argues convincingly that the maintenance of ecclesiastical authority, not the scientific issues themselves, led to that tragic trial."--Jacket
Behind the scenes at Galileo's trial : including the first English translation of Melchior Inchofer's Tractatus syllepticus by Richard J Blackwell( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blackwell's new contribution to "the Galileo affair" concerns the official theological position against Galileo. The centerpiece of his project is the treatise entitled Tractatus syllepticus, written by Melchior Inchofer, S.J., whose judgment of the orthodoxy of Galileo's Dialogue had been requested earlier by the Holy Office and was then incorporated into the proceedings of the trial. At the time, Inchofer's judgment against Galileo's book was both detailed and harsh. That judgment formed the basis for Inchofer's subsequent Tractatus, the first English translation of which is included in this volume. Inchofer's text provides a new and fascinating way of looking at the defense of the guilty verdict. Blackwell's analysis of this material greatly enriches our knowledge of Galileo and his trial."--Jacket
Science, religion and authority : lessons from the Galileo affair by Richard J Blackwell( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Concept of matter in modern philosophy by Ernan McMullin( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much of the material found herein originally appeared in The concept of matter, edited by E. McMullin, which consisted of rev. papers from a conference held at the University of Notre Dame, Sept. 5-9, 1961. Includes bibliographical references and index
Commentary on Aristotle's Physics by Thomas( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation is based on the Leonine edition of St. Thomas, which is the best available text. In writing his Commentary St. Thomas obviously used a Latin translation of Aristotle's Physics. This text has not been identified. The Latin version of the Physics which is usually printed together with St. Thomas' Commentary is a later Renaissance translation. We have not deemed it advisable to include in this volume an English translation of this Renaissance Latin version of the Physics since St. Thomas clearly did not use this text. However, all of the Commentary, including the valuable introductory division of the text, has been translated
Discovery in the physical sciences by Richard J Blackwell( Book )

14 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giordano Bruno : Cause, principle, and unity by Giordano Bruno( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giordano Bruno's notorious public death in 1600, at the hands of the Inquisition in Rome, marked the transition from Renaissance philosophy to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. In his philosophical works he addressed such delicate issues as the role of Christ as mediator and the distinction, in human beings, between soul and matter. This volume presents new translations of Cause, Principle and Unity, in which he challenges Aristotelian accounts of causality and spells out the implications of Copernicanism for a new theory of an infinite universe, and of two essays on magic, On Magic and A General Account of Bonding, in which he interprets earlier theories about magical events in the light of the unusual powers of natural phenomena. -- Back cover
A defense of Galileo, the mathematician from Florence : which is an inquiry as to whether the philosophical view advocated by Galileo is in agreement with, or is opposed to, the Sacred Scriptures by Tommaso Campanella( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in 1616 while Campanella was imprisoned by the Inquisition, the Apologia pro Galileo was banned in Rome at the time of its publication in 1622, therefore having little influence on the outcome of the Galileo case. However, then as now it stands as an important document calling for intellectual freedom as related to the Galileo case in particular, and as a plea for freedom of thought in general. Readers will appreciate the accuracy and readability of this translation, as well as Blackwell's extended introduction that provides ample background information relating Campanella and his Apologia to the Galileo affair. In addition, extensive notes identifying Campanella's use of sources and the persons he mentions in the Apologia are included
A bibliography of the philosophy of science, 1945-1981 by Richard J Blackwell( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christiaan Huygens' the pendulum clock, or, Geometrical demonstrations concerning the motion of pendula as applied to clocks by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of St. Thomas Aquinas by Thomas( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The database contains almost every work of St. Thomas which has been translated into English (over fifty texts). The only work translated and published through ordinary channels which is misssing is the Catena Aurea (translated by Peter Newman in the mid-19th century). Documents are retrieved using Folio views, a text management program by Folio Corp
The Collected Works of St. Thomas Aquinas. Commentary on Aristotle's Physics by Thomas( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cause, principle and unity. Essays on magic by Giordano Bruno( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistemologie dell'invenzione( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Aristotle's "Physics" by Thomas d'Aquin( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pendulum clock, or, Geometrical demonstrations concerning the motion of pendula as applied to clocks by Christiaan Huygens( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of St. Thomas Aquinas by Thomas( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La base de données comprend une introduction écrite par Ralph McInerny
Piaget's conception of evolution : beyond Darwin and Lamarck by John G Messerly( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giordano Bruno: "Cause, Principle and Unity" and essays on magic by Giordano Bruno( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giordano Bruno's notorious public death in 1600, at the hands of the Inquisition in Rome, marked the transition from Renaissance philosophy to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. In his philosophical works he addressed such delicate issues as the role of Christ as mediator and the distinction, in human beings, between soul and matter. This volume presents new translations of Cause, Principle and Unity, in which he challenges Aristotelian accounts of causality and spells out the implications of Copernicanism for a new theory of an infinite universe, and of two essays on magic, On Magic and A General Account of Bonding, in which he interprets earlier theories about magical events in the light of the unusual powers of natural phenomena
 
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Cause, principle, and unity Giordano Bruno : Cause, principle, and unity Cause, principle and unity. Essays on magic Giordano Bruno: "Cause, Principle and Unity" and essays on magic
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Galileo, Bellarmine, and the Bible : including a translation of Foscarini's Letter on the motion of the earthBehind the scenes at Galileo's trial : including the first English translation of Melchior Inchofer's Tractatus syllepticusScience, religion and authority : lessons from the Galileo affairCommentary on Aristotle's PhysicsGiordano Bruno : Cause, principle, and unityA bibliography of the philosophy of science, 1945-1981Cause, principle and unity. Essays on magicCommentary on Aristotle's "Physics"
Alternative Names
Blackwell, Richard Joseph

Richard J. Blackwell born:1929 Blackwell, Richard J.; Blackwell, Richard J. (Richard Joseph), 1929-

Richard J. Blackwell filosoof

Languages
English (176)

Italian (3)

Spanish (1)