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Commentaries on Plato: (in 2 parts). Parmenides

Commentaries on Plato: (in 2 parts). Parmenides

  • Author: Michael J. B. Allen,Maude Vanhaelen
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674064720
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Volume 1 contains analysis and commentary on the 'Phaedrus', which is explicated as a meditation on 'beauty in all its forms' and a work of theology. The commentary on the 'Ion' explores a poetics of divine inspiration that leads to the Neoplatonist portrayal of the soul as a rhapsode whose song is an ascent into the mind of God.

Commentaries on Plato: Phaedrus and Ion

Commentaries on Plato: Phaedrus and Ion

  • Author: Marsilio Ficino,Michael J. B. Allen
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674031197
  • Category: History
  • Page: 269
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Marsilio Ficino (1433 1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus, was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. This volume contains Ficino s extended analysis and commentary on the "Phaedrus.""

The Magdalene in the Reformation

The Magdalene in the Reformation

  • Author: Margaret Arnold
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674989449
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 290
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Prostitute, apostle, evangelist—the conversion of Mary Magdalene from sinner to saint is one of the Christianity’s most compelling stories. Less appreciated is the critical role the Magdalene played in remaking modern Christianity. Margaret Arnold shows that the Magdalene inspired devotees eager to find new ways to relate to God and the Church.

Commentary on Plotinus, Volume 5

Commentary on Plotinus, Volume 5

Ennead III, Part 2, and Ennead IV

  • Author: Marsilio Ficino,Stephen Gersh
  • Publisher: I Tatti Renaissance Library
  • ISBN: 9780674974999
  • Category: History
  • Page: 494
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Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) was the leading Platonic philosopher of the Renaissance and is generally recognized as the greatest authority on ancient Platonism before modern times. The I Tatti edition of his commentary on Plotinus, in 6 volumes, contains the first modern edition of the Latin text and the first translation into any modern language.

The Influence of Abraham Cohen de Herrera's Kabbalah on Spinoza's Metaphysics

The Influence of Abraham Cohen de Herrera's Kabbalah on Spinoza's Metaphysics

  • Author: Miquel Beltran
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004315683
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 460
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In this book, Miquel Beltrán undertakes the task of comparing Puerta del Cielo with Spinoza’s Ethica, in order to find the doctrines asserted both by Herrera and Spinoza concerning God’s essence and attributes.

De divinis nominibus

De divinis nominibus

  • Author: Marsilio Ficino
  • Publisher: I Tatti Renaissance Library
  • ISBN: 9780674058354
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 592
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In 1490/92 the Florentine Platonist Marsilio Ficino made new translations of two treatises he believed were the work of Dionysius the Areopagite, the disciple of St. Paul mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. They are presented here in new critical editions accompanied by English translations, the first into any modern language.

Interpreting Proclus

Interpreting Proclus

From Antiquity to the Renaissance

  • Author: Stephen Gersh
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 131606042X
  • Category: Philosophy
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This is the first book to provide an account of the influence of Proclus, a member of the Athenian Neoplatonic School, during more than one thousand years of European history (c.500–1600). Proclus was the most important philosopher of late antiquity, a dominant (albeit controversial) voice in Byzantine thought, the second most influential Greek philosopher in the later western Middle Ages (after Aristotle), and a major figure (together with Plotinus) in the revival of Greek philosophy in the Renaissance. Proclus was also intensively studied in the Islamic world of the Middle Ages and was a major influence on the thought of medieval Georgia. The volume begins with a substantial essay by the editor summarizing the entire history of Proclus' reception. This is followed by the essays of more than a dozen of the world's leading authorities in the various specific areas covered.

Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

  • Author: Kenneth Borris
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192533789
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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Platonic concerns and conceptions profoundly affected early modern English and continental poetics, yet the effects have had little attention. This book defines Platonism's role in early modern theories of literature, and then reappraises the Platonizing major poet Edmund Spenser. It makes important new contributions to the knowledge of early modern European poetics and advances our understanding of Spenser's role and significance in English literary history. Literary Platonism energized pursuits of the sublime, and knowledge of this approach to poetry yields cogent new understandings of Spenser's poetics, his major texts, his poetic vocation, and his cultural influence. By combining Christian resources with doctrines of Platonic poetics such as the poet's and lover's inspirational furies, the revelatory significance of beauty, and the importance of imitating exalted ideals rather than the world, he sought to attain a visionary sublimity that would ensure his enduring national significance, and he thereby became a seminal figure in the English literary "line of vision" including Milton and Blake among others. Although readings of Spenser's Shepheardes Calender typically bypass Plato's Phaedrus, this text deeply informs the Calender's treatments of beauty, inspiration, poetry's psychagogic power, and its national responsibilities. In The Faerie Queene, both heroism and visionary poetics arise from the stimuli of love and beauty conceived Platonically, and idealized mimesis produces its faeryland. Faery's queen, projected from Elizabeth I as in Platonic idealization of the beloved, not only pertains to temporal governance but also points toward the transcendental Ideas and divinity. Whereas Plato's Republic valorizes philosophy for bringing enlightenment to counter society's illusions, Spenser champions the learned and enraptured poetic imagination, and proceeds as such a philosopher-poet.

On the Nature of Love

On the Nature of Love

Ficino on Plato's Symposium

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780856835094
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On the Nature of Love is a translation of Marsilio Ficino's commentary to Plato's Symposium. This edition makes Ficino's Tuscan version available to English readers for the first time. On November 7, 1468, nine men gathered at Careggi, outside Florence, to honour Plato's birthday. After the meal, the Symposium was read, and the guests - now reduced to seven - spoke on the nature of love. Ficino, who was also present, recorded what was said, and his report constitutes the text of his commentary. His work was eagerly taken up by court circles throughout Europe and became part of their standard fare for the next two centuries. In more recent times, Ficino's commentary has exercised the minds of theologians, philosophers, and psychologists.

The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche

The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche

  • Author: Ken Gemes,John Richardson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199534640
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 792
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This Oxford Handbook offers a broad engagement with the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche. It comprises thrity-two specially written pieces by an international team of scholars, giving a critical view of the current state of research. The first part of the book looks at aspects of Nietzsche's life. The second explores the relation of his thought to that of other thinkers, his contemporaries and those who influenced him, and his own influence on subsequentphilosophers. The eight essays in the third part each examine one of his works individually. The final three parts discuss the main topics of his philosophy, under the headings of values, epistemology andmetaphysics, and will to power. This Handbook will be a key resource for all scholars and advanced students who work on Nietzsche.

First in Fly

First in Fly

Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery

  • Author: Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674984730
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 270
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A single species of fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has been the subject of scientific research for more than one hundred years. Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr explains why this tiny insect merits such intense scrutiny, and how laboratory findings made first in flies have expanded our understanding of human health and disease.

The Great Convergence

The Great Convergence

  • Author: Richard Baldwin
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 067466048X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 329
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From 1820 to 1990 the share of world income going to today’s wealthy nations soared from 20% to 70%. That share has recently plummeted. Richard Baldwin shows how the combination of high tech with low wages propelled industrialization in developing nations, deindustrialization in developed nations, and a commodity supercycle that is petering out.

Laus Platonici Philosophi

Laus Platonici Philosophi

Marsilio Ficino and His Influence

  • Author: Stephen Clucas,Peter J. Forshaw,Valery Rees
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004188975
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 384
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Proceedings of a conference held in Sept. 2004 at Birkbeck College.

The Mystical Theology and The Divine Names

The Mystical Theology and The Divine Names

  • Author: Dionysius the Areopagite
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486148262
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
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The treatises and letters of Dionysius the Areopagite blended Neoplatonic philosophy with Christian theology and mystical experience. Their exploration of the nature and results of contemplative prayer exercised a lasting influence.

Commentary on Plato's Symposium on Love

Commentary on Plato's Symposium on Love

  • Author: Marsilio Ficino
  • Publisher: Spring Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 213
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If you have read one paragraph of any James Hillman book, you know Marsilio Ficino is the Godfather of archetypal psychology. This man turned Western Europe on its psychological ear. FicinoÆs occult vision of eros and beauty influenced not only Botticelli and Michelangelo, but everyone else ever since who cares about love and soul. A must for your archetypal library.

Gardens of Philosophy

Gardens of Philosophy

Ficino on Plato

  • Author: Arthur Farndell
  • Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn
  • ISBN: 0856833657
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 208
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Under the patronage of the Medici family, Marsilio Ficino translated into Latin and commentated on the meaning and implications of key works by Plato—including 25 of Plato’s dialogues and 12 letters ascribed to the philosopher. The 40 concise articles in this collection comprise the first English translation of Ficino’s works and provide an insightful glimpse into the philosophy that contributed to the Renaissance.

Echoes of an Invisible World

Echoes of an Invisible World

Marsilio Ficino and Francesco Patrizi on Cosmic Order and Music Theory

  • Author: Jacomien Prins
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004281762
  • Category: History
  • Page: 476
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In Echoes of an invisible world Jacomien Prins offers an account of the transformation of the notion of Pythagorean world harmony during the Renaissance and the role of the Italian philosophers Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) and Francesco Patrizi (1529-1597) in redefining the relationship between cosmic order and music theory.

Meditations on the Soul

Meditations on the Soul

Selected Letters of Marsilio Ficino

  • Author: Marsilio Ficino
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780856831973
  • Category: Philosophers
  • Page: 275
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The problems that taxed the minds of people during the Renaissance were much the same as those confronting us today. In their perplexity, many deep-thinking people sought the advice of Marsilio Ficino (1433-99), the leader of the Platonic Academy in Florence, a magnet for the most brilliant scholars of 15th-century Europe. In devoting his life to the study and translation of the great dialogues of Plato and the Neoplatonists, Ficino and his colleagues were midwives to the birth of the modern world. Ficino was fearless in expressing what he knew to be true. Covering the widest range of topics, his letters offer a profound glimpse into the soul of the Renaissance.

The Rise of Rome

The Rise of Rome

The Making of the World's Greatest Empire

  • Author: Anthony Everitt
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 1400066638
  • Category: History
  • Page: 478
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Traces the rise of Rome as an unlikely evolution from a market village to the world's most powerful empire, offering insight into its political clashes, military strategies, leading figures, and internal corruptions.

All Things Natural

All Things Natural

Ficino on Plato's Timaeus

  • Author: Marsilio Ficino
  • Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn
  • ISBN: 0856833592
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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Marsilio Ficino, a leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance who translated all the works of Plato into Latin, examines Plato’s Timaeus, the most widely influential and hotly debated of the Platonic writings. Offering a probable account of the creation and nature of the cosmos, the discussion incorporates such questions as What is the function of arithmetic and geometry in the design of creation? What is the nature of mind, soul, matter, and time? and What is our place in the universe? To his main commentary Ficino adds an appendix, which amplifies and elucidates Plato’s meanings and reveals fascinating details about Ficino himself.