436. Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores: Robert Fludd

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Our last figure of the English Renaissance undertakes daring investigations of chemistry, medicine, agriculture, and cosmology – and gets accused of magic and Rosicrucianism.



Further Reading

• W.H. Huffman (ed.), Robert Fludd (Berkeley: 2001).

• A.G. Debus, The Chemical Philosophy (Mineola: 1977), ch.4.

• A.G. Debus The English Paracelsians (New York: 1965).

• L. Guariento, “From the Divine Monochord to the Weather-Glass: Changing Perspectives in Robert Fludd’s Philosophy,” in J.A.T. Lancaster and R. Raiswell (eds), Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences (Dordrecht: 2018), 151-76.

• W.H. Huffman, Robert Fludd and the End of the Renaissance (London: 1988).


dukeofethereal on 8 January 2024

How many interviews for Catholic Reformation have you prepared?

I know you have an interview with Tom Pink on Francisco Suarez that has been recorded for several years (is that the earliest interview you've done that you have yet to upload in any episode so far? ) but what other interviews have your recorded or plan to record on Catholic reformation? 

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Peter Adamson on 8 January 2024


Yes, I actually saw Tom Pink just recently and said "you probably don't remember doing this, but the interview we did is finally coming out this year..." He did remember though.

It's good you're asking me about this since I do need to start setting up some interviews; I haven't recorded any others but I have some notes on whom to invite.

Jonathan on 10 January 2024

Streaming service

The flood of puns in this one is hard to weather.

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Peter Adamson on 10 January 2024

Fludd of puns

I have to admit I was wondering weather it was too much.

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Jonathan on 11 January 2024

A fluid situation

No, I think it went over swimmingly. Sorry if it sounded like I was damming the episode, it's you doing what you dew best.

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