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Marsilio Ficino and the Valori Family

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter Two analyzes the family's relationship to Marsilio Ficino, their Platonic patronage, and the tensions it created for the family's relationship with Savonarola. Bartolomeo, Filippo, and ... More


Ficino and the Theory of Purging Same-Sex Sexuality

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Although Ficino becomes the most important reader of Plato in early modern Europe, he never provides any kind of explicit reading strategy or methodology to follow for dealing with sexuality. But at ... More


Ficino and the Practice of Purging Same-Sex Sexuality

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter expands on the theoretical approaches to Plato discussed in the previous chapter to examine how they function very specifically within the context of two deeply homoerotic sections of ... More


Renaissance Natural Philosophies

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296446
eISBN:
9780191711985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296446.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There were three competing movements in 16th-century natural philosophy. Platonism was revived in the 15th century and Ficino and Patrizi attempted, unsuccessfully, to provide an alternative to ... More


The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The introduction provides a narrative overview and survey of the five generations of the Valori analysed in the book. It explains the principal actions, conflicts, and outcomes of the family's ... More


A Philosopher’s Humanism: Paul Oskar Kristeller

Rocco Rubini

in The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186139
eISBN:
9780226186276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186276.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reviews and contextualizes the early career of Paul Oskar Kristeller (1905-1999), the doyen of Renaissance studies in postwar American academia. It details Kristeller’s relationship to ... 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


Importing Ficino: Gender Balance in Champier

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Symphorien Champier’s The Ship of Virtuous Ladies is generally considered one of the earliest contributions to the pro-woman side of the French Renaissance version of the querelle des femmes, the ... More


Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

James Hankins

in Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198778783
eISBN:
9780191823961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778783.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Focussing on the work of the Italian humanist Marsilio Ficino, this chapter provides crucial historical and cultural context for understanding the character of Renaissance humanism. Reacting to the ... More


Vulnus caecum: The Secret Wound of Love-Melancholy

in The Secret Wound: Love-Melancholy and Early Modern Romance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804750462
eISBN:
9780804767446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804750462.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the theoretical continuity between Marsilio Ficino's original insights in De amore about the relationship of love-melancholy with grief and contemporary psychoanalytic theory. ... More


Learned People and Melancholy: Ficino

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Marsilio Ficino's discussion of melancholy. The son of a doctor, Ficino was born in Italy in 1433 and died in 1499. He lived to be a renowned figure of the Italian Renaissance, ... More


From Amor hereos to Love-Melancholy: A Medico-Literary History

in The Secret Wound: Love-Melancholy and Early Modern Romance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804750462
eISBN:
9780804767446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804750462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In De amore, Marsilio Ficino's seventh and final speech, considers the kind of love that is the “opposite” of Socratic love, a form of insanity rather than the “divine madness” praised by Plato as a ... More


Neoplatonism and the Renaissance

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the model of thinking put forth by Dante in his effort to establish harmony between human love and religious love. This model has been put to good use by philosophers in the ... More


Saturn

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The Renaissance scholar Marsilio Ficino believed that the symptoms of exhaustion were caused by planetary movements. Mixing medical, Neo-Platonic and astrological cures, Ficino tried to enlist the ... More


Idea, Image, and Copy

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores how the discovery in Renaissance Neoplatonism of ideas allowed Joseph Joubert to pursue these ideas, particularly those relating to the relationship between idea, image, and ... More


The World Soul in the Renaissance

Hiro Hirai

in World Soul: A History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190913441
eISBN:
9780190913458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913441.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Along with the revival of Platonism, Renaissance Europe saw a surprising proliferation of writings on the world soul, shaping one of the most impressive eras in the history of this perennial theme. ... More


A Mathematical Turn

Richard Oosterhoff

in Making Mathematical Culture: University and Print in the Circle of Lefèvre d'Étaples

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823520
eISBN:
9780191862151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823520.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, European Early Modern History

Lefèvre described his own mathematical turn as a kind of conversion. This chapter explains what motivated his turn to mathematics, considering the place of mathematics in fifteenth-century Paris in ... More


The Alpha and the Alif: Continental Ambivalence in Geoffroy Tory’s Champ fleury (1529)

Katharina N. Piechocki

in Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226641188
eISBN:
9780226641218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641218.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The rise of print culture in tandem with a resurgent interest in Ptolemy’s Geography prompted a radical transformation of the imagining of Europe’s continental boundaries. Geoffroy Tory, France’s ... More


Postmortem

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

in Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103267
eISBN:
9780300129045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103267.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents translations of the following documents: Marsilio Ficino, Apologia contra Savonarolam and Francesco Guicciardini, History of Florence.


Night and Deceit: Verdelot's Machiavelli

Susan McClary

in Modal Subjectivities: Self-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234932
eISBN:
9780520929159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234932.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It has become customary in musicology to situate the madrigal and music of the sixteenth century within a neoplatonic framework, with particular reliance on the Italian pythagorean Marsilio Ficino. ... More


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