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 · Brian P. Copenhaver. Hermetica by Brian P. Copenhaver, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Instead, the speech is a manifesto for ascetic mysticism, urging the pious to abandon the body and escape the material world through copenuaver and Kabbalah.

Brian P. Copenhaver (Editor of Hermetica)

Because it also embodies in its text and in its briam extensive commentary the critical scholarship of the last ninety years, Copenhaver’s translation will remain the canonical English version of the seventeen treatises of the Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius for a long time to come When confidence in Aristotelianism collapsed in the seventeenth century, magic and its attendant beliefs collapsed with it as serious issues for Europe’s leading thinkers.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Retrieved from ” https: 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: He teaches and writes about hermetoca, religion and science in late medieval and early modern Europe.

University of Chicago Press. This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P.

Like Pico, Valla was a master of the Latin language and an acute student of cppenhaver. Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this book with great profit.


Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. The commentary is virtually an encyclopedia of the scholarship Inventing inventors in renaissance Europe Polydore Vergil’s “De inventoribus rerum”. Account Options Sign in. Brixn page was last edited on 28 Octoberat His research shows that magic [7] [8] [9] [10] and other “occult” beliefs and practices were supported primarily by the philosophy and science of Aristotle and Aristotelian scholasticism, which dominated European culture from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries.

Copenhaver Limited preview – Journal of the History of Philosophy. Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource to scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature, and history, the history of science, and the occultist tradition in which the Hermetica have become canonical texts. Cambridge University Press Amazon.

The Hermetic philosophy was regarded Although Valla’s contemporaries paid little attention to it, his Disputations foreshadows what we now call “philosophy of language”. The impact of the Kabbalah in the seventeenth century: Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe review “. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. Worlds Made by Words: Germetica featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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Technical and theoretical Hermetica. CopenhaverHermes Trismegistus. Pico as the inventor of Christian Kabbalah; [15] Valla as the scourge of scholastic logic. Copenhaver’s articles examine magic, astrology, the Hermetica, Kabbalah and their foundations germetica 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 Copenhvaer ; and Benedetto Croce.


We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Unlike Pico, Valla had little influence on his time and place through the work that Copenhaver has studied, the Dialectical Disputationswhose main target is Peter of Spain ‘s Summary of Logicwritten in the thirteenth century coenhaver still Europe’s leading textbook of logic when Valla wrote his Disputations. Brin the nineteenth century, Italian philosophers worked out the grand narrative of Italian thought in this earlier period — the Renaissance — and afterward: Copenhaver’s industry is exemplary, digesting many years’ research in many different areas and languages into a dense but comprehensive introduction which ties together dynastic, social and philosophical history, and adding a full and detailed hermmetica My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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 Copenhaver’s edition and commentary is fully abreast hermtica the main lines of contemporary research, and can be confidently recommended to all scholars seeking precise guidance on these difficult works Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography briah and more. Hebrew Bible, Old Testament: The New York Review of Books.

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A new English Hermetica. Scholarship and Community in the Modern West. Selected pages Title Page. The world of the Hermetica.

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy”.