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

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Worlds Made by Words: The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy”. Copenhaver shows that Pico’s famous Oration on the Dignity of Man is not about the dignity of man.

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He teaches and writes about philosophy, religion and science in late medieval and early modern Europe. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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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State University of New York Press. Book ratings by Goodreads. This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Copenhaver Limited preview – This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P.

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He also studies the ancient Greek and Latin Hermetica[11] writings from late antiquity ascribed by Renaissance scholars [12] to an ancient Egyptian god, Thothwhose Greek name is Hermes Trismegistus. Copenhaver’s introduction, which runs some sixty pages, is a wonderful summing-up of the hermdtica, literature and problems of Hermeticism from antiquity to the present day Copenhaver’s edition and commentary is fully bfian of the main lines of contemporary research, and can be confidently recommended to all scholars seeking precise guidance on these difficult works The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance when they became well known to be much older.

Other editions – View all Hermetica: Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe review “. Journal of the History of Philosophy. Technical and theoretical Hermetica. Copenhaver’s work on Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Lorenzo Vallaboth famed as Renaissance humanists, goes in two very different directions: 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 germetica in philosophy; Lorenzo Valla; Marsilio Ficino; Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; Polydore Vergil ; Tommaso Campanella; Isaac Newton ; [20] [21] [22] Henry More ; and Benedetto Croce.


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.

Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this book with great profit.

Brian P Copenhaver (Author of Hermetica)

A new English Hermetica. 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.

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