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Pico della Mirandola
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M. V. Dougherty, Jill Kraye, Paul Richard Blum, Michael Sudduth, Michael J. B. Allen, Sheila J. Rabin, Carl N. Still, Francesco Borghesi
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  • Date Published: June 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107415171

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  • This volume provides a comprehensive presentation of the philosophical work of the fifteenth-century Renaissance thinker Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. In essays specially commissioned for this book, a distinguished group of scholars presents the central tropics and texts of Pico’s literary output. Best known as the author of the celebrated “Oration on the Dignity of Man,” a magnificent speech originally intended to introduce a debate of 900 theses to be held in Rome before the Pope, the College of Cardinals, and an international group of scholars, Pico also wrote several other prominent works.

    • Essays in this volume treat several of Pico's works not presently available in English translation
    • Unveils the vastness of the subject matter of Pico's literary corpus
    • Essays engage critically the vast body of scholarly literature on Pico
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    • Date Published: June 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107415171
    • length: 238 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction M. V. Dougherty
    2. Pico on the relationship of rhetoric and philosophy Jill Kraye
    3. Pico, theology, and the church Paul Richard Blum
    4. Pico della Mirandola's philosophy of religion Michael Sudduth
    5. The birth day of Venus: Pico as platonic exegete in the Commento and the Heptaplus Michael J. B. Allen
    6. Three precursors to Pico della Mirandola's Roman disputation and the question of human nature in the Oratio M. V. Dougherty
    7. Pico on magic and astrology Sheila J. Rabin
    8. Pico's quest for all knowledge Carl N. Still
    9. A philosophical life Francesco Borghesi.

  • Editor

    M. V. Dougherty, Ohio Dominican University
    M. V. Dougherty is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ohio Dominican University. His research in the history of philosophy includes work on the thinking of Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, René Descartes, as well as Pico della Mirandola.


    M. V. Dougherty, Jill Kraye, Paul Richard Blum, Michael Sudduth, Michael J. B. Allen, Sheila J. Rabin, Carl N. Still, Francesco Borghesi

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