Analyse Galileo’s “Considerations on the Copernican Opinion” as a response to Bellarmine’s concerns and suggestions.
Word limit: 750 (+/- 5%)
You may like to consider the following – but do not discuss more than two:
— Where and how in the text is Galileo responding directly to Bellarmine?
— What does Galileo think is the role and import of the New Science he is suggesting?
— What is Galileo’s approach to the particular question of the motion of the earth?
— What does Galileo think of Bellarmine’s suggestion to use Copernicanism “to save the appearances” without “affirming it in reality”?