In the last twenty years new Galilean studies begun to emerge from a relative slumber state, due to new documents, editions, and approaches. This volume contains the Proceedings of the International Congress Eurosymposium Galileo 2001, held in the northern slopes of Pico Tenerife under the aegis of Fundación Canaria Orotava de Historia de la Ciencia. It offers a snapshot of the state of the art after a long and sustained effort that broke new ground on Galileo, the man, his science, and his wider social and cultural milieu. The issues discussed include Galileo's mechanics, laws of motion and cosmology together with his role as a mathematician and philosopher. Mustering new evidence, some Chapters deal with Galileo's relationships with theology, religion and the Church, throwing new light on the infamous "affair" and the historical attempts at reinterpreting the trial. The impact and reception of Galileo's scientific and philosophical ideas are also examined in its European context.
This Volume of more than 900 pages contains over fifty contributions by, among others, M. Clavelin, M. Finocchiaro, W. R. Shea, R. Fredette, A. Beltrán, M. Torrini, F. Beretta, M. Blay, M. Bucciantini, J. Renn, P. Damerow, T. Settle, P. Redondi, M. Lerner, I. Pantin, R. Gatto, R. Naylor, M. Pesce, V. Navarro, M. Helbing, C. Solís, E. Festa, W. Appelbaum, R. Baldasso, and L. Bianchi.