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Johannes Placentinus & Cartesian Astrology with Pietro Omodeo

In this episode we talk to Pietro Omodeo, historian of science and philosophy and historical epistemology specialising in the early modern period. He currently the principal investigator on the ERC Consolidator Project Institutions and Metaphysics of Cosmology in the Epistemic Networks of Seventeenth-Century Europe hosted by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. In our conversation Pietro Omodeo presents his research of Johannes Placentinus, a seventeenth-century scholar whose astrological writings are in tune with the Cartesian ideas circulation in this period. An interesting example of an early modern adaptation of astrology to new emerging cosmological theories.

For more on Pietro Omodeo’s work, see:

For the the Institutions and Metaphysics of Cosmology ERC project, see:

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