Brian P. Copenhaver (born December 21, ) is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Copenhaver’s articles examine magic, astrology, the Hermetica, Kabbalah and their foundations in Neoplatonic, Aristotelian and scholastic philosophy;. Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction. Front Cover ยท Brian P. Copenhaver. Hermetica by Brian P. Copenhaver, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Both Valla and Pico lived during a great era of Italian intellectual life, starting with DantePetrarch and Boccaccio in the fourteenth century and ending with Giordano BrunoTommaso Campanella and Galileo in the seventeenth century. The world of the Hermetica.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Retrieved 7 August Music in Renaissance magic: Instead, the speech is a manifesto for ascetic mysticism, urging the pious to abandon the body and escape the material world through magic and Kabbalah.

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When confidence in Brixn collapsed in the seventeenth century, magic and its attendant beliefs collapsed with it as serious issues for Europe’s leading thinkers. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded Copenhaver’s introduction, which runs some sixty pages, is a wonderful summing-up of the history, literature and problems of Hermeticism from antiquity to the present day Looking for beautiful books?


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Inventing inventors in renaissance Europe Polydore Vergil’s “De inventoribus rerum”. The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy”. The impact of the Kabbalah in the seventeenth century: This new translation is the only English version based on reliable texts, and Professor Copenhaver’s introduction copenhavdr notes make this accessible and up-to-date edition an indispensable resource to scholars.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Description The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older.

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Supernatural fiction in early modern drama and culture. History of the concept of mind: Selected pages Title Page. Copenhaver’s work on Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Lorenzo Vallaboth famed as Renaissance humanists, goes in two very different directions: Although this legendary Hermes has often been identified as a divine patron of magic, Copenhaver has shown that the Greek Hermetic texts recovered in the fifteenth century by Marsilio Ficino [13] [14] are not about magic: Hebrew Bible, Old Testament: The New York Review of Books.


Copenhaver’s edition and commentary is fully abreast of the main lines of contemporary research, and can be confidently recommended to all scholars seeking precise guidance on these difficult works Copenhaver’s articles examine magic, astrology, the Hermetica, Kabbalah and their foundations in Neoplatonic, Aristotelian and scholastic philosophy; natural philosophy; scepticism; Averroism; philosophical translation; modern Italian philosophy; historiography; the classical tradition in philosophy; Lorenzo Valla; Marsilio Ficino; Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; Polydore Vergil ; Tommaso Campanella; Isaac Newton ; [20] [21] [22] Henry More ; and Benedetto Croce.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Like Pico, Valla was a master of the Latin language and an acute student of philosophy. Cambridge University Press Amazon. Technical and theoretical Hermetica.

A new English Hermetica. Archived from the original on 15 October Pico did not give it that title.

The Hermetica are a body hermeticx mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance when they became well known to be much older. Journal of the History of Philosophy. Literary Essays Literary Studies: Worlds Made by Words: