Plotinus' Legacy

Plotinus' Legacy

The Transformation of Platonism from the Renaissance to the Modern Era

Gersh, Stephen (University of Notre Dame, Indiana)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This book will help readers understand and define 'Neoplatonism', the school of thought founded by Plotinus in the third century. Using a series of case-studies from Italian, French, English, and German philosophical traditions, the book traces the influence of Neoplatonism over the centuries, focusing on key figures from intellectual history.
Introduction Stephen Gersh; Part I. The Italian Renaissance: 1. Marsilio Ficino as commentator on Plotinus: some case studies Stephen Gersh; 2. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola on virtue, happiness and magic Brian Copenhaver; Part II. Sixteenth-Century France: 3. Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples and Charles de Bovelles on Platonism, Theurgy, and intellectual difficulty Richard J. Oosterhoff; 4. Symphorien Champier on medicine, theology and politics Guido Giglioni; Part III. The 'Cambridge Platonists': 5. Henry More and Descartes David Leech; 6. Ralph Cudworth as interpreter of Plotinus Douglas Hedley; 7. John Smith on the immortality of the soul Derek A. Michaud; Part IV. German Romanticism: 8. Schelling and Plotinus Thomas Leinkauf; 9. Hegel's programmatic recourse to the ancient philosophy of intellect Jens Halfwassen; Part V. The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: 10. Henri-Louis Bergson and Plotinus Wayne J. Hankey; 11. Plotinus and modern scholarship: from Ficino to the twenty-first century Kevin Corrigan.
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