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Synderesis: The “Bruno-Reise”

Christopher D. Johnson

in Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477423
eISBN:
9780801464065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477423.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter traces how Warburg came to view Giordano Bruno's cosmography, imagery, and biography as confirming the central motifs of the Mnemosyne project. It details Warburg's and Gertrud Bing's ... More


Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno

Gatti Hilary

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces the more secular spirit of Giordano Bruno's Petrarchism. It suggests that Bruno's originality can be seen in the fact that he brings his Italian experience of the Petrarchan and ... More


Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Martin McLaughlin, Letizia Panizza, and Peter Hainsworth (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Petrarch was Italy's second most famous writer (after Dante), and indeed from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries he was much better known and more influential in English literature than Dante. ... More


The Cabala of Pegasus

Giordano Bruno

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092172
eISBN:
9780300127911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092172.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Giordano Bruno's The Cabala of Pegasus grew out of the great Italian philosopher's experiences lecturing and debating at Oxford in early 1584. Having received a cold reception there because of his ... More


Navigating the Infinite

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins by discussing how St. Thomas Aquinas aligns God with Aristotle’s prime mover wherein the existence of God puts a stop to worldly endlessness. The doctrine of plurality jeopardizes ... More


The Mask of Copernicus and the Mark of the Compass: Bruno, Galileo, and the Ontology of the Page

Daniel Selcer

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing on Galileo's Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo (1632) and Giordano Bruno's La Cena de le Cenari (1584), this chapter explores the role of performative allegory in the written ... More


A Proliferation of Readings

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1580s, second-generation interpreters of De Revolutionibus, mostly Nullists, rapidly produced a spate of new readings. These readings opened up issues that Nicolaus Copernicus himself had ... More


The Third-Generation Copernicans: Galileo and Kepler

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The relationship between Johannes Kepler and Galileo has a pronounced historiographical profile, in part because both were followers of Nicolaus Copernicus. The failures of that relationship would ... More


The Philosopher as a Lover: Renaissance Debates on Platonic Eros

Sabrina Ebbersmeyer

in Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199579914
eISBN:
9780191745959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579914.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The paper deals with the reception of the Platonic theory of love during the Italian Renaissance. Plato's theory offers a specific conception of love, in which personal love is understood only as a ... More


Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Howard Hotson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Johann Heinrich Alsted, professor of philosophy and theology at the Calvinist academy of Herborn, was a man of many parts. A deputy to the famous Synod of Dort and greatest encyclopaedist of his age, ... More


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