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.

Radical Platonism in Byzantium

Illumination and Utopia in Gemistos Plethon

Author: Niketas Siniossoglou

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107013038

Category: History

Page: 454

View: 5485

A groundbreaking approach to late Byzantine intellectual history and the philosophy of visionary reformer Gemistos Plethon.

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.

On the Nature of Love

Ficino on Plato's Symposium

Author: N.A

Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers

ISBN: 9780856835094


Page: 200

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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.

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

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.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Planets Within

The Astrological Psychology of Marsilio Ficino

Author: Thomas Moore

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780940262287

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 227

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The Planets Within asks us to return to antiquity with new eyes. It centers on one of the most psychological movements of the prescientific age Renaissance Italy, where a group of inner Columbuses charted territories that still give us today a much- needed sense of who we are and where we have come from, and the right routes to take toward fertile and unexplored places. Chief among these masters of the interior life was Marsilio Ficino, presiding genius of the Florentine Academy, who taught that all things exist in soul and must be lived in its light. This study of Ficino broadens and deepens our understanding of psyche, for Ficino was a doctor of soul, and his insights teach us the care and nurture of soul. Moore takes as his guide Ficino s own fundamental tool imagination. Respecting the integrity and autonomy of images, The Planets Within unfolds a poetics of soul in a kind of dialogue between the laconic remarks of Ficino and the need to give these remarks a life and context for our day."

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.

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

View: 6537

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 Humanist World of Renaissance Florence

Author: Brian Jeffrey Maxson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107043913

Category: History

Page: 312

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The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence offers the first synthetic interpretation of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence in more than fifty years.

Meditations on the Soul

Selected Letters of Marsilio Ficino

Author: Marsilio Ficino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780856831973

Category: Philosophers

Page: 275

View: 7546

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.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Warrior Within

The Philosophies of Bruce Lee

Author: John Little

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780809231942

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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During his lifetime, legendary martial artist Bruce Lee formulated a complex personal philosophy--a synthesis of Eastern and Western ideals--that extolled the virtues of knowledge and total mastery of one's self. However, most of his philosophical writings could be found only within the personal library of the Bruce Lee estate--until now. The Warrior Within is the most comprehensive volume of these teachings, meant to help you apply Lee's philosophies to your own life. This unique guide reveals such life-affirming secrets as: Seeing the totality of life and putting things into perspective Understanding the concept of Yin and Yang Defeating adversity by adapting to circumstances Tapping into inner spiritual forces to help shape the future With a foreword by Linda Lee Cadwell and photographs and other memorabilia from Bruce Lee's short but celebrated life, The Warrior Within is an engrossing and easy-to-understand guide to the little-explored world of Bruce Lee. John Little has been identified as "one of the foremost authorities on Bruce Lee in the world" by Black Belt magazine. He edited a three-volume series for the Bruce Lee estate and has written articles for several publications, including Men's Fitness, Official Karate, and Inside Kung Fu.

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.

Catholic Modern

The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church

Author: James Chappel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674972104

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 3654

Catholic antimodern, 1920-1929 -- Anti-communism and paternal Catholicism, 1929-1944 -- Anti-fascism and fraternal Catholicism, 1929-1944 -- Rebuilding Christian Europe, 1944-1950 -- Christian democracy and Catholic innovation in the long 1950s -- The return of heresy in the global 1960s

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

View: 1933

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.

The Fowre Hymnes

Author: Edmund Spenser

Publisher: N.A



Page: 79

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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."

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.

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.

Daimonic Imagination

Uncanny Intelligence

Author: Angela Voss,William Rowlandson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: 9781443847261

Category: Psychology

Page: 447

View: 8375

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.