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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 473–486.
Published: 01 December 1951
...Edward Rosen Copyright © 1951 by Duke University Press 1951 THE AUTHENTICITY OF GALILEO’S LETTER TO LANDUCCI By EDWARDROSEN Galileo described his contribution to the development of the tele- scope in three of his writings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 431–448.
Published: 01 December 1966
... of communication, although it is not central, is nonetheless significant. Brecht’s Galileo has overcome the problem; he is quite proud of having written a book about the heavenly bodies “in the language of the market place.” He has been able to fulfill an intention which had been implied in his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 1972
... sights” (1 1.41 1). The problem becomes more difficult when we recognize the connec- tions which the poet makes between geography and astronomy. Gali- leo’s aim, says Milton, was to “descry new Lands’’ (1290) among the stars. Later, when Raphael descends, Galileo is associated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (2): 131–148.
Published: 01 June 1952
... Copernictis’ publication of his new theory in 1543 and Galileo’s dr?matic announcement of his discoveries with the telescope in 1611, Burton was an absorbed spectator of the earth- shaking controversy which these men aroused. His interest in astronomy can readily be seen in The Anatomy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 105–107.
Published: 01 March 2018
... This Is Enlightenment (2010), coedited with William B. Warner. The aim of System is to tell a history of Enlightenment thought focusing less on ideas or thinkers than on the media created to enable thought. Well-known figures like Galileo, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, John Locke, Adam Smith, and Thomas Malthus make...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 385–409.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... . New York : Verso . Boesky Amy . 1996 . “ Milton, Galileo, and Sunspots: Optics and Certainty in Paradise Lost .” Milton Studies 34 : 23 – 43 . Bradshaw John . 1894 . A Concordance to the Poetical Works of John Milton . New York : Macmillan . Butterfield Herbert...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 March 1944
... should be known to all literary historians. He takes within his purview the whole corpus of scientific and pseudo-scientific writing from the time of Pliny to th,e age of Galileo. His achievement is not pri- marily one of synthesis and interpretation ; instead he has chosen to assemble...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (3): 363–401.
Published: 01 September 1941
... well be considered among the mathematicians-Regiomontanus, Coper- nicus, Kepler, and Galileo all belong to this group. Of the many short, one-volume, general histories of astronomy, even the better ones, such as those by Grant, Wolf, Berry, Bryant, and the recent one by Zinner,28...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to Galileo’s 1633 condemnation for heresy. As the title of his Le monde indicates, Descartes was, like Galileo, “first and foremost a worldmaker” (148), but he was troubled enough by Galileo’s fate to suppress the treatise and turn his gaze from worldmaking to an interrogation of the relations between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 229–269.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to a spot like which perhaps Astronomer in the sun’s lucent orb Through his glazed optic tube never saw. (3.588 – 90)  Unlike the author of Revelation, Galileo’s telescope sees no angel in the sun, only the spots on or just above its surface...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 99–114.
Published: 01 June 1962
... put social conditions “on trial” is doubtless justified. He has done so with great aplomb in his Galileo (1937-39), where the Inquisition of Pope Urban VIII offered an easy target and at the same time an ample arsenal of characters and artistically convincing symbols. The same method...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 346–347.
Published: 01 September 1972
... cares less, if at all, about quality in performance. The meat of the book is in the last two chap- ters, which attempt comparative analyses of two “engaged” plays, The Meas- ures Taken and Rhinoceros, and two “confessional” ones, Life of Galileo and Exit the King. The conclusion is that both...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... Its events include the accession of the Stuarts, the publication of Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius (Galilei 1989 ) and King James’s Bible, the trial and execution of the Stuart king’s son and heir, the restoration of his son, and London’s cataclysmic fire: all epochal turning points and history...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 March 1964
... abuses which were also being attacked by Church and State. The cantatrici of the new opera, for instance, were treated as roaming puttane, and heretics, freethinkers, and epicureans, Spaniards and Frenchmen, were favorite targets. When Galileo was censured and condemned, only Soldani...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 477–480.
Published: 01 December 1966
... of creative intellectual action, working at a level somewhere between the poem’s concrete imagining and the philosopher’s reductive abstraction. For example: The symbolic Galileo in Milton thus resembles the later symbolic New- ton in Blake: he stands for a philosophical vision...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 79–82.
Published: 01 March 1950
..., especially as applied to knowledge, but not always so limited, appeared fairly clearly in many writers of the seventeenth century, including Francis Bacon, Tassoni, Galileo, and Descartes. In France it was variously advocated as early as the sixteenth century by such men as Rabelais, Leroy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 208–221.
Published: 01 September 1954
... of the conviction, which he derives from the medieval theological tradition, that there is an order in things which promises that there will be results attainable by scientific in- vestigation He also has underlined the importance of the notion of the ideally isolated system which was employed by Galileo...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (2): 218–219.
Published: 01 June 1971
... such whips around, even if they pointed out evils without proposing remedies and even if the facetious nature of their media forbade them from indulging in lengthy speculation. They made more pos- sible the new science of ‘I’elesio and Galileo, the new philosophy of Campa- nella and Bruno, the new...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 191–198.
Published: 01 June 1941
... generalization : During all the centuries which separated Galen from Galileo facts, as such, ceased to hame any importance for the human mind. No one took the least interest in ascertaining how anything hap- pened.* The evidence collected by Thorndike in his History of Magic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 365–366.
Published: 01 September 1950
...’ distinct in their signification, I have familiarized the terms of philosophy, by applying them to popular ideas.” In the section on “Corpuscular Epistemology” Wimsatt makes clear how the metaphysical foun- dations beneath the thought of Galileo, Newton, Descartes, and preeminently Locke, led...