this is getting ridiculous!every book I read in 2016 is so good that I can't avoid giving 5 stars,lol.
will be back with a review.
Young man, I do not eat my cheese absentmindedly.
Despite my perforated memory, I can still cling to triumph, most of which are the achievements of others but alas I can still appreciate.
I thought about Brecht at the end of his life this morning while enjoying this masterful narrative.
Did he regard himself as recanted? Did his petty tyranny of the women in his life strike him as abominable? Galileo as depicted by Brecht is too pragmatic to be disarmed by such pondering.
He is at ease groveling for appointments as he understands the alternative.
Aside from the necessity of obsequiousness he recognizes the need of discretion and the effects of The Age of Reason not only on the established order but on human existential orientation.
He anticipates Weber’s disenchantment but finds solace in wine, bread and conversation.
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Dennett argues that religion is a selfreproducing pattern of behavior (a "meme"), and that a martyr is someone who has been taken over by a meme to the point where he is willing to sacrifice his life for his beliefs.
Maybe irrational for the martyr, but perfectly rational from the meme's point of view: the history of religion shows that martyrdom is an effective way for religions to spread.
Dennett draws a sharp distinction between science, which he says is rational and factbased, and religion, which isn't.
It seemed to me at the time that this wasn't so clear; even if a given scientific theory may be rational Í Leben des Galilei ↠´ There are many reasons why I chose to write about this in my common application to American colleges.
This book has had a phenomenal influence on me.
I have loved and enjoyed every part of this play.
Life of Galileo is not merely another book about the enraging conflict between science and its mindless counterpart religion, but also about society and in the end life itself.
People oft forget that Bertolt Brecht was a Marxist intellectual and his plays not only reflect that but also impersonate his Marxist leanings.
It was not Das Kapital that made me a Marxist but rather this play.
This play has a bigger theme than just the inquisition of Galileo by the Church it talks about powers, class struggles, the role of science in society and much more.
It is a book about revolutionsnot just in science but in society.
This book will not appeal to many and I As I finished reading this masterpiece of Brecht, I sat thinking about how to go through everything in this play in one review, it's impossible!
This play is absolutely one of the best literary works I've read and will ever read.
I couldn't find anything more appropriate to say about it than Brecht's own words from the play itself.
"For where belief has prevailed for a thousand years, doubt now prevails.
"He who does not know the truth is merely an idiot.
But he who knows it and calls it a lie, is a criminal.
"The aim of science is not to open a door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.
"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
" English title: Life of Galileo
“Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
This is a play about Galileo, and at the same time it is not.
Galileo's relationship with the Church is one of the most obvious (and possibly also the most famous) examples of the ageold conflict between science and power, a conflict that at the time this play was written in was very significant; the use of scientific discoveries as means of human annihilation by the ruling class was rampant during WWII.
One may be brought to think that science should be free from any bond to authority for mankind to benefit from it.
Brecht wanted exac
May be three and half stars.
As a performance, I think this would have been a five star play.
To read, I think something was lacking.
There were lengthy dialogues that sounded more preachy for me than dramatic.
This is where the rating suffered.
But the presentation of the life of Galileo Galilei is complete.
He comes alive as a curious scientist, mathematician and most of all a frightened human being at the threat from the Church.
He stands for science and human reason.
He also portrays that human reason can bend in the face of physical torture.
Go for it.
It is worth your time and money.
You can have the feeling of being in the working studio of Galileo Galilei of 17th century.
The play explores the pivotal moment in human history, at least in western history, when man confronts for the first time the proof that his conceptions of truth were entirely wrong.
Galileo comes alive as a larger than life genius from the pages, full of witticisms and blustering energy.
Even his betrayal of his own science tends to be easily forgiven by the audience because he is such a genial revolutionary.
More than the drama of science standing up to the bully called religion, I liked the instances of Marxism creeping into the play.
In the discussions about Latin and how writing science in English will spell doom to the nobility, we get a sense that the real danger that Galileo represented was not just contradictory new knowledge but that the knowledge was suddenly out in the public realm.
Galileo had to die beca
Recently I attended a production of this play translated into Spanish and adapted in a striking way.
The vague notions I have of Brecht’s idea of the theatre, the Epic theatre, did not seem to be staged in this performance.
There was no Verfremdung.
On the contrary, the theatre hall had been transformed and the stage was in the middle and had a circular platform that rotated, and we the audience were siting around it.
Various lights and shadows and images were projected onto its floorscreen.
A presentation entirely fitting to the cosmological concerns of the play, but which seemed to incorporate the audience by bringing it in, an effect reinforced by having the characters also walk outside the stage proper.