Music and Science in the Age of Galileo

Music and Science in the Age of Galileo features twelve new essays by leading specialists in the fields of musicology, history of science, astronomy, philosophy, and instrument building that explore the relations between music and the scientific culture of Galileo's time. The essays take a broa...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Coelho, V. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1992, 1992
Edition:1st ed. 1992
Series:The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science, A Series of Books in Philosophy of Science, Methodology, Epistemology, Logic, History of Science, and Related Fields
Online Access:
Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I Historical, Contemporary, and Celestial Models for the Musical and Scientific Revolution in the Age of Galileo
  • Music and Philosophy in Early Modern Science
  • Beats and the Origins of Early Modern Science
  • Music and the Crisis of Seventeenth-Century Europe
  • Kepler, Galilei, and the Harmony of the World
  • II Symbolical and Philosophical Perspectives on Galileo and Music
  • The Artistic Patronage of the Barberini and the Galileo Affair
  • Musical Myth and Galilean Science in Giovanni Serodine’s Allegoria della scienza
  • Tickles, Titillations, and the Wonderful Accidents of Sounds: Galileo and the Consonances
  • Galileo and the Demise of Pythagoreanism
  • III The Musical Background of Seventeenth-Century Science: Theory, Practice, and Craftsmanship
  • Was Galileo’s Father an Experimental Scientist?
  • Vincenzo Galilei in Rome: His First Book of Lute Music (1563) and its Cultural Context
  • Six Seventeenth-Century Dutch Scientists and their Knowledge of Music
  • In Tune with the Universe: The Physics and Metaphysics of Galileo’s Lute
  • Contributors