The Works of Galileo

Scripture and Copernicanism

Castelli, 1615

Benedetto Castelli (1578-1643) was a student of Galileo’s in Padua. When Galileo joined the Medici court, Castelli moved to Tuscany to remain near to Galileo. He acquired an appointment to teach mathematics at Pisa, and became an active and ardent supporter of Galileo’s views. This book (Figure 1) , which Galileo and Castelli wrote together, refuted the Aristotelian opponents of Galileo’s treatise on floating bodies.

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Castelli, 1615. Title page.

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