Researching Medieval Anti-astrology Disputes with Philipp Nothaft
In this episode we talk with Dr Philipp Nothaft on the topic of anti-astrological texts and disputes. It is an interesting and still under-explored topic which plays a major role in the history of astrological practices. Going beyond the more commonly discussed matter of determinism and religious legitimacy, these criticisms also question the validity of astrology itself by presenting arguments taken from natural philosophy. Dr. Nothaft is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford and his research has focused on medieval and early modern history of science, history of astronomy and astrology, as well as chronology, calendars, and systems of dating.