Marsilio Ficino

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Statementa critical edition and translation by Michael J. B. Allen.
SeriesMedieval and Renaissance Texts & Studies -- v. 226, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies (Series) -- v. 226
ContributionsAllen, Michael J. B.
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Marsilio Ficino, a leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance who translated all the works of Plato into Latin, examines Plato’s Timaeus, the most widely influential and hotly debated of the Platonic writings.

Marsilio Ficino has 63 books on Goodreads with ratings. Marsilio Ficino’s most popular book is Commentary on Plato's Symposium on Love. This book is a superb and portable volume of some of Ficino's main writings.

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It has various epistles, a good selection from De vita coelitus comparanda, and the entire Book of the Sun. Reasonably priced and highly readable, it is good for scholar and amateur alike, with a concise introduction by Angela Voss that itself is worth the price of the book/5(8).

Marsilio Ficino, Three Books on Life: A Critical Edition and Translation (Volume 57) (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies) Paperback – November 1, 5/5(1).

Marsilio Ficino book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A selection of writings by the fifteenth-century philosopher and mag /5(5). It is with a very heavy heart that I report that Charles Boer's translation of Marsilio Ficino's _Three Books of Life_ (De vita libri tres) is wretched indeed.

Boer, famous for his 'modern' translations, has buggered poor Ficino's beautiful writing to the point where it is often nigh impossible to decipher the original by: 3. Marsilio Ficino: His Theology, His Philosophy, His Legacy.

This volume consists of 21 essays on Marsilio Ficino (), the great Florentine scholar, philosopher and priest who was the architect of Renaissance Platonism and whose long-lasting influence on philosophy, love and music theory, medicine and magic extended across Europe.

Marsilio Ficino, (born OctoFigline, republic of Florence [Italy]—died October 1,Careggi, near Florence), Italian philosopher, theologian, and linguist whose translations and commentaries on the writings of Plato and other classical Greek authors generated the Florentine Platonist Renaissance that influenced European thought for.

Ficino even has an entire book of the Platonic Theology devoted to refuting Avveroistic ideas, in which the lion’s share of argumentation harks back in content, if not always in form, to Thomas Aquinas and the scholastic tradition.

The Platonic Theology was a work of synthesis, but not of systematic philosophy.

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Introduction. In his Platonic Theology (), Marsilio Ficino seeks to demonstrate that rational confirmation of the Christian belief in the personal immortality of the soul can be found in the philosophy of Plato and his ancient disciples. (For another selection, with biographical information, see Chapter 3.) This was part of his overall programme to develop a ‘pious philosophy.

Marsilio Ficino is perhaps one of the most overlooked figures of the Italian Renaissance. I have long been interested in the relationship between Platonism and Christianity and just completed my MA /5(3).

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Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Nuptial Arithmetic: Marsilio Ficino's Commentary on the Fatal Number in Book VIII of Plato's Republic. Plato's Third Eye: Studies in Marsilio Ficino's Metaphysics and Its Sources. Marsilio Ficino, Pietro Bembo, Baldassare Castiglione: Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Political Approaches in Renaissance Platonism.

The Book of the Sun represents the culmination of Ficino's life and work. Published infive years before his death, it is a supreme example of the very synthesis of astrology, religion and philosophy for which Ficino strived all his life, and illustrates his ability to convey the deepest mystical experience within a lucid, authoritative.

[The imagination] inspires an audacious mental habit. We are as elastic as the gas of gunpowder, and a word dropped in conversation, sets free our fancy, and instantly our heads are bathed with galaxies, and our feet tread the floor of the Pit.

Marsilio Ficino (Italian: [marˈsiːljo fiˈtʃiːno]; Latin name: Marsilius Ficinus; 19 October 1 October ) was an Italian scholar and Catholic priest who was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance/5.

Briefe von Marsilio Ficino by Ficino, Marsilio and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The De vita libri tres (Three Books on Life) or De triplici vita, was written in the years – by Italian Platonist Marsilio Ficino.

It was first circulated in manuscript form and then published on December 3, It was constantly in print through the middle of the seventeenth century.

Marsilio Ficino's work--from what may be seen from the first of five anticipated volumes--is an artful, straightforward representation of the divine philosophy of Plato, magnificently garbed under a brilliant and definitive medieval by: 2.

Marsilio Ficino: his theology, his philosophy, his legacy. BRILL. Allen, Michael J. B., Nuptial Arithmetic: Marsilio Ficino's Commentary on the Fatal Number in Book VIII of Plato's Republic. Berkeley: University of California Press, ISBN Ernst Cassirer, Paul Citizenship: Florentine.

Marsilio Ficino, one of the greatest figures of the Italian Renaissance, was born in Florence, on Octo He died in October of He was a priest, a doctor and musician, but is best known for his work as a translator of classic works, author and philosopher. "A selection of writings by the fifteenth-century philosopher and magus Marsilio Ficino, on the subject of astrology and natural magic.

The editor's introduction provides a substantial historical and philosophical context for this figure and explains Ficino's astrology in relation to his Christian Platonic convictions"--Provided by publisher.

His books include The Platonism of Marsilio Ficino (), Icastes (), Nuptial Arithmetic (), Plato’s Third Eye () and Synoptic Art (). Valery Rees, MA (Cantab) has been a member of the translation team working on Ficino’s Letters at the School of Economic Science, London since and is currently researching Ficino’s.

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Three Books on Life was written in the years by Italian Platonist Marsilio Ficino. It was first circulated in manuscript form and then. The Platonic Theology (Latin: Theologia platonica de immortalitate animorum) is a work consisting of eighteen books by Marsilio wrote it between and and it was published in It has been described as Ficino's philosophical masterpiece.

"This volume casts a new light on Marsilio Ficino, an extraordinary Renaissance man. Sometimes he has been thought of as an ivory-tower philosopher, who retired from the hurly-burly of life to contemplate God in the seclusion of his academy.

It is true that he was a man of devotion; but when the need was there he could be a highly effective man of action.

About Marsilio Ficino. Marsilio Ficino was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance. Though an ordained priest, he was also a practicing astrologer and magician whose daunting life’s work was to reconcile religious faith with philosophical reason — which included integrating pagan magical practice with Christianity.

Platonic Theology is the visionary and philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. This work, translated into English for the first time, is a key to understanding the art, thought, culture, and spirituality of the Renaissance.

The leading figure in the Renaissance revival of Platonism, Marsilio Ficino profoundly influenced the philosophical thought of his own and following centuries. Born near Florence, Italy, the son of a physician, Ficino received his early training in philosophy, medicine, and.

The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Vol. 3 book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The problems which troubled people's minds during t /5(4).Marsilio Ficino (−99) was an Italian Renaissance philosopher, theologian, priest, and physician, best known for his translations and exegeses of the works of Plato.

His most important original writings include Theologia Platonica (Platonic theology, −74) and Liber de Christiana religione (Book on the Christian religion, ).Marsilio Ficino was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance. Though an ordained priest, he was also a practicing astrologer and magician whose daunting life’s work was to reconcile religious faith with philosophical reason — which included integrating pagan magical practice with Christianity.