The philosophical treatise Placita philosophica, composed by the seventeenth-century architect Guarino Guarini, presents a comprehensive discussion of the concepts of space, place, ubication (location), and infinity, drawing upon the Aristotelian tradition and formulated within the arguments defined by a series of Counter-Reformation authors identified as the second (or baroque) scholasticism. This study analyzes the significance of these views for Guarini’s architectural theory.

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