The Rising Of Philosophy And Science In Baroque Stage

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Lawrence in his book Culture and Values A Survey of the Humanities, talked about the Baroque period "Throughout the seventeenth century; philosophy - like the visual arts - continued to extend and intensify ideas first developed in the Renaissance by pushing them to new extremes. With the spread of humanism the sixteenth century had seen a growing spirit of philosophical and scientific inquiry"(402). In fact, with the appearance of many talented philosophers and scientists like Galileo and Descartes. Additionally, it was the time for philosophy and science to show up because in Baroque time, they was no longer afraid of being got killed as the church did with the scientist and philosopher before.One of the most famous physicians of all time is Galileo. The church was so afraid of him but they could not kill him because at Baroque time, the church did not kill people anymore, they tried to listen to the voice of people because it might help the church to strike back Protestant in what way. Although Galileo did not get kill but he had been managed very tightly by the church. This thing make us a question, why the church so scared of him? Firstly, he was the one who point out the universal truth. William in his book Great Physicists, tell the story about Galileo when he tried to convince the people of Rome "He had one more world to conquer: Rome-that is, the Church. In 1611, Galileo proposed to the grand duke's secretary of state an official visit to Rome in which he would demonstrate his telescopes and impress the Vatican with the importance of his astronomical discoveries"(19). The purpose of this visit was to convince the people of Rome and the Pope that, the sun is the center of universal not the Earth as the Greek philosopher said. Through his telescope, "Galileo's telescope had revealed mountains and valleys on the Moon and spots on the Sun" (William, 20). His evidence was very strong but not enough to persuade the church. And when he proved that the Earth is not flat and can rotate by itself. He really got into trouble. According to Galileo, the Earth is...

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