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作者 Copenhaver, Brian P., author
書名 Magic and the dignity of man : Pico della Mirandola and his oration in modern memory / Brian P. Copenhaver
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019
國際標準書號 9780674238268
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 文哲所  143.1 P598/ C782    在架上    30580001904015
說明 xv, 682 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"Pico della Mirandola died in 1494 at the age of thirty-one. During his brief and extraordinary life, he invented Christian Kabbalah in a book that was banned by the Catholic Church after he offered to debate his ideas on religion and philosophy with anyone who challenged him. Today he is best known for a short speech, The Oration on the Dignity of Man, written in 1486 but never delivered. Sometimes called a "Manifesto of the Renaissance," this text has been regarded as the foundation of humanism and a triumph of secular rationality over medieval mysticism. Brian Copenhaver upends our understanding of Pico's masterwork by re-examining this key document of modernity. An eminent historian of philosophy, Copenhaver shows that the Oration is not about human dignity. In fact, Pico never wrote an Oration on the Dignity of Man and never heard of that title. Instead he promoted ascetic mysticism, insisting that Christians need help from Jews to find the path to heaven--a journey whose final stages are magic and Kabbalah. Through a rigorous philological reading of this much-studied text, Copenhaver transforms the history of the idea of dignity and reveals how Pico came to be misunderstood over the course of five centuries. Magic and the Dignity of Man is a seismic shift in the study of one of the most remarkable thinkers of the Renaissance"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494. De hominis dignitate
Cabala and Christianity -- Italy -- History -- To 1500
Mysticism -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
Mysticism -- Catholic Church
Humanism -- Italy -- Early works to 1800
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