The Importance of Comets for the Cause of Astrology: the Case of Pierre Bayle in the Years 1680-1705

Author: Dr Jacques Halbronn
Abstract: I would like to suggest a re-reading of the work of Pierre Bayle, concerning his assertions of the scientific status of History, and emphasizing in particular his critique of astrology in the writings dealing with comets which were translated into English
Keywords: Claude Duret, Bayle, traditional, comets
Publication: Astrology and the academy: papers from the inaugural conference of the Sophia Centre (published by C 2004 181 – 201

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