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The Epistemology of Prognostic Disciplines in the Middle Ages (2014)

Lecture by Prof. Alexander Fidora

In his lecture, Alexander Fidora gives an introduction in two models of sign-based-knowledge in the Middle Ages. He distinguishes by reference to the Aristotelian and Augustin Model between natural signs, for example from the field of medicine or meteorology, and instituted signs, to which he allocates astrological and divinatory signs.