William Harvey, Aristotle and astrology.

  title={William Harvey, Aristotle and astrology.},
  author={Andrew Gregory},
  journal={British journal for the history of science},
  volume={47 173 Pt 2},
  • Andrew Gregory
  • Published in British journal for the history of science 2014
In this paper I argue that William Harvey believed in a form of astrology. It has long been known that Harvey employed a macrocosm-microcosm analogy and used alchemical terminology in describing how the two types of blood change into one another. This paper then seeks to examine a further aspect of Harvey in relation to the magical tradition. There is an important corollary to this line of thought, however. This is that while Harvey does have a belief in astrology, it is strongly related to… CONTINUE READING

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