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astrologers, the etymological explanation being that God is present in the subject of cognition. 6 According to this account, augurs and astrologers claim for their predictions a status of knowledge that, they allege, partakes in the knowledge of God, which elevates it above the limits of natural knowledge

In: Early Science and Medicine

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI : 10.1163/157338211X572861 Early Science and Medicine 16 (2011) 218-251 Understanding the Planets in Ancient China: Prediction and Divination in the Wu xing zhan Christopher Cullen Needham Research Institute * and Darwin College

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the possibilities for surveillance and prediction alike. With this glass in hand, there is “ne ought in secret.” Digges is clear about such militaristic applications, often using ships at sea as examples in his explanations of triangulation. Digges promises to reveal all: “I minde to imparte with my

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A Parallel Hebrew-English Critical Edition of the Book of Nativities and the Book of Revolution. Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Astrological Writings, Volume 4
The present volume offers the first critical edition, accompanied with English translation and commentary, of Sefer ha-Moladot, which addresses the doctrine of nativities and the system of continuous horoscopy in nativities, and of Sefer ha-Tequfah, which is devoted exclusively to continuous horoscopy in nativities. The doctrine of nativities makes predictions about the whole of an individual’s subsequent life on the basis of the natal chart, and the system of continuous horoscopy in nativities is concerned with the interval between life and death and makes predictions based mainly on anniversary horoscopes, which are juxtaposed with the natal horoscope. To Abraham Ibn Ezra’s mind, not only are these two doctrines the core of astrology; they also epitomize the praxis of the astrological métier.

“Sela...has provided explanatory appendices and very interesting notes about Jewish attitudes toward the sciences and astrology in the middle ages.” Reference & Research Book News, 2013.
This book is a gift to Stephen Brown in honor of his 75th birthday. The 35 contributions to this Festschrift are disposed in five parts: Metaphysics and Natural Philosophy, Epistemology and Ethics, Philosophy and Theology, Theological Questions, Text and Context. These five headings articulate Stephen Brown’s underlying conception and understanding of medieval philosophy and theology, which the editors share: The main theoretical and practical issues of the ‘long medieval’ intellectual tradition are rooted in an epistemology and a metaphysics, which must be understood not as separated from theology but as being in a fruitful exchange with theological conceptions and questions; further, in order to understand the longue durée of this tradition of philosophical and theological discourse, scholars must engage the textual traditions that conveyed it.
Contributors are Jan A. Aertsen, Carlos Bazan, Oliva Blanchette, Olivier Boulnois, Anthony Celano, William J. Courtenay, Anne A. Davenport, Alain de Libera, Thomas Dewender, John P. Doyle, Stephen D. Dumont, Kent Emery, Jr., Juan Carlos Flores, Christopher D. Schabel, Fritz S. Pedersen, Russell L. Friedman, André Goddu, Wouter Goris, Michael Gorman, Simo Knuuttila, Theo Kobusch, Paul Joseph LaChance, Matthew Lamb, Matthew Levering, R. James Long, Steven P. Marrone, Lauge Nielsen, Timothy Noone, Thomas M. Osborne,.Klaus Rodler, Risto Saarinen, John T. Slotemaker, Jean Céleyrette, Jean-Luc Solere, Andreas Speer, Carlos Steel, Eileen Sweeney, Jeremy Wilkins, John F. Wippel.

stray far from their predictions for Czechs in the early days of the war. There was no end to the assertions that loyalty was a duty and that one should never seek to profit at the expense of the German nation state. 344 To make matters even worse, a significant proportion of German elites supported

In: Science embattled

definitive solution for the general case and this has made it the focus of a great deal of intellectual effort. The first manifestation of these difficulties was Newton’s attempts to use his theory of gravity to derive adequate predictions of the motion of the Moon. The labour of analyzing the Moon’s motion

In: Revue de Synthèse