Celestial Influence as an Aid to Pluralism from Antiquity to the Renaissance

  title={Celestial Influence as an Aid to Pluralism from Antiquity to the Renaissance},
  author={James E. Christie},
This chapter begins in the classical period, discussing Plutarch’s On the Face which Appears in the Orb of the Moon as an example of how closely connected theories of influence and inhabitation were when considering the nature of the moon as a potential ‘other earth’. The importance of teleology in the discussion is highlighted, as is the prominence of Platonic and Stoic cosmological elements. The chapter then proceeds to the medieval period and looks at the development of an ‘astrologizing… Expand


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