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”?


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