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By Hall, Crystal; Galilei, Galileo; Ariosto, Ludovico

Galileo (1564-1642) included all through his paintings the language of conflict, the rhetoric of the epic, and the constitution of romance as a way to elicit emotional responses from his readers opposed to his competitors. by way of turning to the literary as a box for developing wisdom, Galileo delineated a textual house for constructing and validating the identification of the hot, idealized thinker. Galileo's examining locations Galileo within the whole highbrow and educational international during which he operated, bringing jointly, for instance, debates over the character of floating our bodies and Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso, disputes on comets and the literary feedback of Don Quixote, mathematical demonstrations of fabric power and Dante's voyage throughout the afterlife, and the parallels of his feisty note-taking practices with well known comedy of the interval

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153 Yet Kepler’s relationship to poetic sources is different from the examples we have seen so far. A closer analysis of his works will reveal the ways in which poetry established Kepler’s investigative tone. The vivacity of this voice can be seen in his Mysterium cosmographicum or Secret of the Universe (1596), published just as Galileo was refining the theories on the tides that led him to support the Copernican Theory. Kepler makes frequent addresses to the reader, speaks often of himself, and poses numerous rhetorical questions in the Secret.

They used this same thing in Astrology in the birth and the disappearance of stars, among other things. 128 At the end of Chapter 6 he goes on to say that the new knowledge of the seasons and stellar motions will help to reread the poets and understand them better, not vice versa: “with this doctrine many places in their texts can be understood. ”129 Homer and Virgil are not necessarily the best first steps for understanding a natural phenomenon since they are bound by rules of poetry. Later Piccolomini will attribute these discrepancies between poetic and philosophical explanations to accomodatio once more.

105 The work was a popular touchstone for the language of natural philosophy because it was received as truth presented directly to the reader without any pleasing veil. ”107 Much in the same way that Aratus interprets the signs of a deity through the natural world, so too does Virgil. The problematic uses of poetry 31 This deity-down approach, laden with poetry, revealing a divine poesis, is antithetical to the natural-world-up approach that Galileo begins and his followers in later centuries wholeheartedly adopt.

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