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The Trial of Galileo


About the Course:

Explores the creation of early modern scientific and religious knowledge by focusing on one of the most famous conflicts between the two: The Trial of Galileo. During this class students study the foundations of early scientific knowledge, read primary sources related to early modern understanding of the natural world, and seek to understand how conflicts between different regimes of knowledge have been navigated in the past. The influence of Galileo’s trial on the perception of science and the Church in European history are considered at the end of the course.


History 4B or Upper Division Standing.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Brad Bouley   

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