Commentary on Plotinus

Ennead III
Author: Marsilio Ficino,Stephen Gersh
Publisher: I Tatti Renaissance Library
ISBN: 9780674974982
Category: History
Page: 420
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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.

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.

Radical Platonism in Byzantium

Illumination and Utopia in Gemistos Plethon
Author: Niketas Siniossoglou
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107013038
Category: History
Page: 454
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A groundbreaking approach to late Byzantine intellectual history and the philosophy of visionary reformer Gemistos Plethon.

The People’s Zion

Southern Africa, the United States, and a Transatlantic Faith-Healing Movement
Author: Joel Cabrita
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674985761
Category: History
Page: 340
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In The People’s Zion, Joel Cabrita tells the transatlantic story of Southern Africa’s largest popular religious movement, Zionism. It began in Zion City, a utopian community established in 1900 just north of Chicago. The Zionist church, which promoted faith healing, drew tens of thousands of marginalized Americans from across racial and class divides. It also sent missionaries abroad, particularly to Southern Africa, where its uplifting spiritualism and pan-racialism resonated with urban working-class whites and blacks. Circulated throughout Southern Africa by Zion City’s missionaries and literature, Zionism thrived among white and black workers drawn to Johannesburg by the discovery of gold. As in Chicago, these early devotees of faith healing hoped for a color-blind society in which they could acquire equal status and purpose amid demoralizing social and economic circumstances. Defying segregation and later apartheid, black and white Zionists formed a uniquely cosmopolitan community that played a key role in remaking the racial politics of modern Southern Africa. Connecting cities, regions, and societies usually considered in isolation, Cabrita shows how Zionists on either side of the Atlantic used the democratic resources of evangelical Christianity to stake out a place of belonging within rapidly-changing societies. In doing so, they laid claim to nothing less than the Kingdom of God. Today, the number of American Zionists is small, but thousands of independent Zionist churches counting millions of members still dot the Southern African landscape.

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.

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.

Plotinos: Complete Works


Author: Plotinos
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 8892579541
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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The first possibility is that there is a cause both for the things that become, and those that are; the cause of the former being their becoming, and that of the latter, their existence. Again, neither of them may have a cause. Or, in both cases, some may have a cause, and some not. Further, those that become might have a cause, while, of these that exist, some might partly have a cause. Contrariwise, all things that exist may have a cause, while of those that become, parts may have a cause, and part not. Last, none of the things that become might have any cause. EXCEPT THE FIRST, ALL THINGS ARE CAUSED. Speaking of eternal things, the first cannot be derived from other causes, just because they are first. Things dependent from the first, however, may indeed thence derive their being. To each thing we should also attribute the resultant action; for a thing's being is constituted by its displayed energy.

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.

Design, User Experience, and Usability: Theories, Methods, and Tools for Designing the User Experience

Third International Conference, DUXU 2014, Held as Part of the HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings
Author: Aaron Marcus
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331907668X
Category: Computers
Page: 704
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The four-volume set LNCS 8517, 8518, 8519 and 8520 constitutes the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability, DUXU 2014, held as part of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2014, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in June 2014, jointly with 13 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1476 papers and 220 posters presented at the HCII 2014 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4766 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 256 contributions included in the DUXU proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this four-volume set. The 66 papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on design theories, methods and tools; user experience evaluation; heuristic evaluation; media and design; design and creativity.

The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy


Author: Ernst Cassirer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226096076
Category: History
Page: 199
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This provocative volume, one of the most important interpretive works on the philosophical thought of the Renaissance, has long been regarded as a classic in its field. Ernst Cassirer here examines the changes brewing in the early stages of the Renaissance, tracing the interdependence of philosophy, language, art, and science; the newfound recognition of individual consciousness; and the great thinkers of the period—from da Vinci and Galileo to Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno. The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy discusses the importance of fifteenth-century philosopher Nicholas Cusanus, the concepts of freedom and necessity, and the subject-object problem in Renaissance thought. “This fluent translation of a scholarly and penetrating original leaves little impression of an attempt to show that a ‘spirit of the age’ or ‘spiritual essence of the time’ unifies and expresses itself in all aspects of society or culture.”—Philosophy

Plotinus Or the Simplicity of Vision


Author: Pierre Hadot
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226311944
Category: Philosophy
Page: 138
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Since its original publication in France in 1963, Pierre Hadot's lively philosophical portrait of Plotinus remains the preeminent introduction to the man and his thought. Michael Chase's lucid translation—complete with a useful chronology and analytical bibliography—at last makes this book available to the English-speaking world. Hadot carefully examines Plotinus's views on the self, existence, love, virtue, gentleness, and solitude. He shows that Plotinus, like other philosophers of his day, believed that Plato and Aristotle had already articulated the essential truths; for him, the purpose of practicing philosophy was not to profess new truths but to engage in spiritual exercises so as to live philosophically. Seen in this light, Plotinus's counsel against fixation on the body and all earthly matters stemmed not from disgust or fear, but rather from his awareness of the negative effect that bodily preoccupation and material concern could have on spiritual exercises.

The Renaissance Philosophy of Man

Petrarca, Valla, Ficino, Pico, Pomponazzi, Vives
Author: Ernst Cassirer,Paul Oskar Kristeller,John Herman Randall
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022614979X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 413
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Despite our admiration for Renaissance achievement in the arts and sciences, in literature and classical learning, the rich and diversified philosophical thought of the period remains largely unknown. This volume illuminates three major currents of thought dominant in the earlier Italian Renaissance: classical humanism (Petrarch and Valla), Platonism (Ficino and Pico), and Aristotelianism (Pomponazzi). A short and elegant work of the Spaniard Vives is included to exhibit the diffusion of the ideas of humanism and Platonism outside Italy. Now made easily accessible, these texts recover for the English reader a significant facet of Renaissance learning.

Humanism and the Latin Classics


Author: Aldus Manutius,John N. Grant
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780674971639
Category: History
Page: 352
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Aldus Manutius (c. 1451 1515) was the most important scholarly publisher of the Renaissance. His Aldine Press was responsible for more first editions of classical literature, philosophy, and science than any other publisher before or since. This volume presents Aldus s prefaces to Latin classics and modern humanist writers, translated into English."

Angelo Poliziano's Lamia

Text, Translation, and Introductory Studies
Author: Angelus Politianus
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004185909
Category: History
Page: 272
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This book presents the first English translation of an important Renaissance Latin text: Angelo Poliziano s Lamia, an opening oration to a 1492 course at the University of Florence that amounts to a rethinking of the mission and nature of philosophy. An edition of the Latin text is also offered, as are four contextualizing studies.

Defending Hypatia

Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance Rediscovery of Mathematical History
Author: Robert Goulding
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048135424
Category: Science
Page: 5
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Why should mathematics, the purest of sciences, have a history? Medieval mathematicians took little interest in the history of their discipline. Yet in the Renaissance the history of mathematics flourished. This book explores how Renaissance scholars recovered and reconstructed the origins of mathematics by tracing its invention in prehistoric Antiquity, its development by the Greeks, and its transmission to modern Europe via the works of Euclid, Theon and Proclus. The principal architects of this story -- the French philosopher and University of Paris reformer Peter Ramus, and his critic, the young Oxford astronomy lecturer Henry Savile – worked out diametrically opposed models for the development of the mathematical arts, models of historical progress and decline which mirrored each scholar’s larger convictions about the nature of mathematical thinking, the purpose of the modern university, and the potential of the human mind. In their hands, the obscure story of mathematical history became a site of contention over some of the most pressing philosophical and pedagogical debates of the sixteenth century.

Teachers, Students, and Schools of Greek in the Renaissance


Author: Federica Ciccolella,Luigi Silvano
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004338047
Category: History
Page: 488
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Twelve specialists examine the dissemination of Greek studies and its cultural impact in various areas of early modern Europe from the fifteenth to the early sixteenth century

Daimonic Imagination

Uncanny Intelligence
Author: Angela Voss,William Rowlandson
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
ISBN: 9781443847261
Category: Psychology
Page: 447
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From the artistic genius to the tarot reader, a sense of communication with another order of reality is commonly affirmed; this 'other' may be termed god, angel, spirit, muse, daimon or alien, or it may be seen as an aspect of the human imagination or the 'unconscious' in a psychological sense. This volume of essays celebrates the daimonic presence in a diversity of manifestations, presenting new insights into inspired creativity and human beings' relationship with mysterious and numinous dimensions of reality. In art and literature, many visual and poetic forms have been given to the daimonic intelligence, and in the realm of new age practices, encounters with spirit beings are facilitated through an increasing variety of methods including shamanism, hypnotherapy, mediumship and psychedelics. The contributors to this book are not concerned with 'proving' or 'disproving' the existence of such beings. Rather, they paint a broad canvas with many colours, evoking the daimon through the perspectives of history, literature, encounter and performance, and showing how it informs, and has always informed, human experience.