Soul-Searching with Kepler: An Analysis of Anima in His Astrology

@article{Boner2005SoulSearchingWK,
  title={Soul-Searching with Kepler: An Analysis of Anima in His Astrology},
  author={Patrick J. Boner},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={20 - 7}
}
  • Patrick J. Boner
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
With his successful prediction of severe cold, Turkish military advances and peasant uprisings in his prognosticum for the year 1595, Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) . quickly became known for his astrological accomplishments. In addition to its more popular, less institutionalized side, astrology in early modem Europe was part of the mathematical quadrivium, and it was this system that provided the intellectual framework for each and every one of his discoveries.' Throughout his lifetime, Kepler… 
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