Life of Galileo is the part of Brecht’s deepest and most burning news: the rise of science is to explode the frames of thought and action of political power. It is, in fact, from the couple of Copernicus-Galileo – the second proving the hypothesis of the first on the rotation of the Earth around the Sun – that the relationship between power and science is dense, complicated, and really all starts. All, for Brecht, it is the capacity of social transformation of the scientific reason. Idea difficult to overlook: in 1938, when Brecht writes Galilee , it is the atom that is about to blossom in the field of politics.
It was feared a bit this representation, knowing that he’d have to spend almost three hours in the workings of the historical materialism applied to the discovery of heliocentrism, which is in conflict with the system ptolemaic official, much to the chagrin of the papacy. The subject is of course exciting, but it can be attempted to fragment The Life Lag …
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