The Astral Sciences (Topoi Plus-1)
This project investigated how new knowledge emerges from the originally separate traditions of astronomy, astrology and mathematics in a transformation and innovation process. The investigations are based on the research results obtained in research group (D-1) Space of Nature.
In three sub-projects, the aim was to analyse which procedural, theoretical or empirical knowledge resources are involved in innovation and how innovations are created through new combinations and applications of existing procedures and knowledge in ancient astronomy and astrology. What the case studies have in common is that they deal with transformation and innovation processes in knowledge resources involving at least two separate astronomical, astrological or mathematical traditions.