By Tito M. Tonietti
We convey into complete mild a few excerpts on musical topics which have been beforehand scattered during the most famed medical texts. the most medical and musical cultures outdoors of Europe also are considered. the 1st and most crucial estate to underline within the clinical texts tested this is the language they're written in. which means our multicultural historical past of the sciences inevitably additionally turns into a evaluate of some of the dominant languages utilized in the various historic contexts. during this quantity, the background of the improvement of the sciences is instructed because it occurred in actual contexts, now not in an alienated perfect world.
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God, and therefore the Church, had established what place the Sun occupied in it. Also Galileo Galilei believed in God and in the absolute truths that derived from Him. But our famous natural philosopher claimed to interpret this same passage in a heliocentric, Copernican sense. 68 Galileo incurred the wrath of the Holy Office because he claimed to oppose his absolute truth to that of the Jesuits, and furthermore he dared to back it up, not with arguments of pure natural philosophy, but taking his stance on ground that was forbidden to him, because it was the dogmatic field of the Holy Scriptures.
1589, p. 15. Tonietti 2006a, Chap. 4. 28 8 Not Only in Latin, but also in Dutch, Chinese, Italian and German only the One True God, but also the only true theorems regarding geometry and the true movements of the stars. “. . ” [“. . ”] The only Chinese art that was recognized was that of succeeding in casting magnificent astronomic instruments in bronze: “. . grandi e belli . . ” [“. . large and fine . . ”]. 59 Even if they had gained a knowledge of the Chinese cultural differences, these Jesuits of the seventeenth century looked down on them from the heights (literally) of their religious and scientific certainties, and transformed them into inferiority, and errors to be corrected.
Tonietti 2006a, pp. 182–197. 36 8 Not Only in Latin, but also in Dutch, Chinese, Italian and German intendono disputare, . . ” [“. . are sure about possessing the absolute truth of the question they intend to dispute, . . ”]. Let them say “. . se loro stimano gran vantaggio aver colui che in una disputa naturale s’incontra a sostenere il vero, . . , sopra l’altro a chi tocca sostenere il falso? ” [“. . whether they consider it a great advantage to have the one who, in a dispute about natural matters, argues sustaining the truth, rather than the other one, who is left to sustain what is false.