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Galileo responds and goes into print

in On Sunspots

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226707150
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226707174 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226707174.003.0011
Galileo responds and goes into print

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This chapter discusses the contents of Galileo's second letter to Christoph Scheiner in relation to their conflicting views about the nature of the sunspots. It explains that this second letter was a response to Tres Epistolae in which Galileo disputed the claims of Scheiner. All the observations and arguments made by Galileo in this letter were published with the assistance of Lodovico Cigoli and Federico Cesi. This chapter also mentions that during this time, it became known that Apelles or Scheiner was a Jesuit.

Keywords: Galileo; Christoph Scheiner; Tres Epistolae; Lodovico Cigoli; Federico Cesi; Jesuit

Chapter.  6431 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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