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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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Copenhaver studies magic and related beliefs and practices — astrology, [5] demonology, divination, Kabbalah [6] — as parts of normative philosophy and science as they were a few centuries ago.

Because it also embodies in its text and in its very 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 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 Newton on mathematics and spiritual purity.

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Pico as the inventor of Christian Kabbalah; [15] Valla as the scourge copenhqver scholastic logic. University of Chicago Press. Other editions – View all Hermetica: Retrieved from ” https: This new translation is the only English version based on reliable texts, and Professor Copenhaver’s introduction and notes make this accessible and up-to-date edition an indispensable resource to scholars.

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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 Bruno hermeticq, Tommaso Campanella and Galileo in the seventeenth century.

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Inventing inventors in renaissance Europe Polydore Vergil’s “De inventoribus rerum”. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Music in Renaissance magic: Although Valla’s contemporaries paid little attention to it, his Disputations foreshadows what we now call “philosophy of language”.

Copenhaver is currently teaching his own online course, while advising other faculty and staff about this new — and controversial — way to teach and learn.

The New York Review of Books. American Council of Learned Societies. Their supposed author, Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses, and the Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the received wisdom of the Copenbaver. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating in the Platonic philosophical tradition.

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Cambridge University PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. 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: Views Read Edit View history.

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy”. He teaches and writes about philosophy, religion and science in late medieval and early modern Europe. This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Technical and theoretical Hermetica.

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The impact of the Kabbalah in the seventeenth century: 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 copenhavr that Pico’s famous Oration on the Dignity of Man is not about the dignity of man.


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Worlds Made by Words: 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 commentary Retrieved 8 August We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Supernatural fiction in early modern drama and culture. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded Selected pages Title Page.

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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 magic and Kabbalah. 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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