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Giordano Bruno And The Hermetic Tradition

Author : Frances Amelia Yates
ISBN : 0415220459
Genre : History
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Giordano Bruno And The Hermetic Tradition

Author : Frances Amelia Yates
ISBN : 0226950077
Genre : Philosophy
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Emphasizing the primary importance of Hermetism in Renaissance thought, Yates demonstrates that Bruno was at once a rational philosopher and a magician--burned at the stake--with an orthodox religious message. Her acclaimed study gives an overview not only of Renaissance humanism but its interplay--and conflict--with magic and occult practices.--book cover.
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Giordano Bruno And The Hermetic Tradition

Author : Frances Yates
ISBN : 9781136864124
Genre : Religion
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Giordano Bruno is known as the Prophet of the New Age, and his vision of an infinite universe grounded in science is increasingly celebrated. One of the principal forces behind his rediscovery was the great British historian Frances Yates. In calling attention to Giordono Bruno, she paved the way for a revaluation of the esoteric influences at play during the onset of the modern era. Today, when traditional answers about the universe and our place within it are under increasing scrutiny, Giordono Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition proves itself a true classic for our time.
Category: Religion

Giordano Bruno And The Hermetic Tradition

Author : Frances Amelia Yates
ISBN : 0226950077
Genre : Philosophy
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Emphasizing the primary importance of Hermetism in Renaissance thought, Yates demonstrates that Bruno was at once a rational philosopher and a magician--burned at the stake--with an orthodox religious message. Her acclaimed study gives an overview not only of Renaissance humanism but its interplay--and conflict--with magic and occult practices.--book cover.
Category: Philosophy

Giordano Bruno And The Hermetic Tradition

Author : Frances Amelia Yates
ISBN : STANFORD:36105034283197
Genre : Occultism
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Placing Bruno--both advanced philosopher and magician burned at the stake--in the Hermetic tradition, Yates's acclaimed study gives an overview not only of Renaissance humanism but of its interplay--and conflict--with magic and occult practices. "Among those who have explored the intellectual world of the sixteenth century no one in England can rival Miss Yates. Wherever she looks, she illuminates. Now she has looked on Bruno. This brilliant book takes time to digest, but it is an intellectual adventure to read it. Historians of ideas, of religion, and of science will study it. Some of them, after reading it, will have to think again. . . . For Miss Yates has put Bruno, for the first time, in his tradition, and has shown what that tradition was."--Hugh Trevor-Roper, New Statesman "A decisive contribution to the understanding of Giordano Bruno, this book will probably remove a great number of misrepresentations that still plague the tormented figure of the Nolan prophet."--Giorgio de Santillana, American Historical Review "Yates's book is an important addition to our knowledge of Giordano Bruno. But it is even more important, I think, as a step toward understanding the unity of the sixteenth century."--J. Bronowski, New York Review of Books
Category: Occultism

Giordano Bruno And Renaissance Science

Author : Hilary Gatti
ISBN : 0801487854
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Renaissance philosopher Giordano Bruno was a notable supporter of the new science that arose during his lifetime; his role in its development has been debated ever since the early seventeenth century. Hilary Gatti here reevaluates Bruno's contribution to the scientific revolution, in the process challenging the view that now dominates Bruno criticism among English-language scholars. This argument, associated with the work of Frances Yates, holds that early modern science was impregnated with and shaped by Hermetic and occult traditions, and has led scholars to view Bruno primarily as a magus. Gatti reinstates Bruno as a scientific thinker and occasional investigator of considerable significance and power whose work participates in the excitement aroused by the new science and its methods at the end of the sixteenth century. Her original research emphasizes the importance of Bruno's links to the magnetic philosophers, from Ficino to Gilbert; Bruno's reading and extension of Copernicus's work on the motions of the earth; the importance of Bruno's mathematics; and his work on the art of memory seen as a picture logic, which she examines in the light of the crises of visualization in present-day science. She concludes by emphasizing Bruno's ethics of scientific discovery. --Giovanni Aquilecchia, University College London "Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies"
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Frances Yates And The Hermetic Tradition

Author : Marjorie G. Jones
ISBN : 9780892541331
Genre : History
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This is the first full-length biography of British historian Frances Yates, author of such acclaimed works as Giordano Bruno and The Hermetic Tradition and The Art of Memory, one of the most influential non-fiction books of the twentieth century. Jones's book explores Yates' remarkable life and career and her interest in the mysterious figure of Giordano Bruno and the influence of the Hermetic tradition on the culture of the Renaissance. Her revolutionary way of viewing history, literature, art, and the theater as integral parts of the cultural picture of the time period did much to shape modern interdisciplinary approaches to history and literary criticism. Jones focuses not only on the particulars of Yates' life, but also sheds light on the tradition of female historians of her time and their contributions to Renaissance scholarship. In addition to her insightful commentary on Yates' academic work, Jones quotes from Frances? diaries and the writings of those who were close to her, to shed light on Yates' private life. This biography is significant for those with an interest in literary criticism, women's history, scientific history, or the intellectual atmosphere of post-war Britain, as well as those interested in the Hermetic tradition.
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Giordano Bruno Hermetic Trad

Author : Frances A. Yates
ISBN : 9781317973799
Genre : History
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Art Of Memory

Author : Frances Amelia Yates
ISBN : 0226950018
Genre : Psychology
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Traces the European mnemotechnic tradition, the techniques, devices, systems, and art of memory, from ancient Rome and Greece to the seventeeth-century scientific philosophers, relating it to the history of culture as a whole.
Category: Psychology

Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 To 1900 Reconstructing Their Architecture And Political Philosophy

Author : Tessa Morrison
ISBN : 9781317005551
Genre : Architecture
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Bringing together ten utopian works that mark important points in the history and an evolution in social and political philosophies, this book not only reflects on the texts and their political philosophy and implications, but also, their architecture and how that architecture informs the political philosophy or social agenda that the author intended. Each of the ten authors expressed their theory through concepts of community and utopian architecture, but each featured an architectural solution at the centre of their social and political philosophy, as none of the cities were ever built, they have remained as utopian literature. Some of the works examined are very well-known, such as Tommaso Campanella’s Civitas Solis, while others such as Joseph Michael Gandy’s Designs for Cottages, are relatively obscure. However, even with the best known works, this volume offers new insights by focusing on the architecture of the cities and how that architecture represents the author’s political philosophy. It reconstructs the cities through a 3-D computer program, ArchiCAD, using Artlantis to render. Plans, sections, elevations and perspectives are presented for each of the cities. The ten cities are: Filarete - Sforzina; Albrecht Dürer - Fortified Utopia; Tommaso Campanella - The City of the Sun; Johann Valentin Andreae - Christianopolis; Joseph Michael Gandy - An Agricultural Village; Robert Owen - Villages of Unity and Cooperation; James Silk Buckingham - Victoria; Robert Pemberton - Queen Victoria Town; King Camp Gillette - Metropolis; and Bradford Peck - The World a Department Store. Each chapter considers the work in conjunction with contemporary thought, the political philosophy and the reconstruction of the city. Although these ten cities represent over 500 years of utopian and political thought, they are an interlinked thread that had been drawn from literature of the past and informed by contemporary thought and society. The book is structured in two parts:
Category: Architecture

Giordano Bruno And The Embassy Affair

Author : John Bossy
ISBN : 0300094515
Genre : History
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This book tells a true detective story set mainly in Elizabethan London during the years of cold war just before the Armada of 1588. The mystery is the identity of a spy working in a foreign embassy to frustrate Catholic conspiracy and propaganda aimed at the overthrow of Queen Elizabeth and her government. The suspects in the case are the inmates of the house, an old building in the warren of streets and gardens between Fleet Street and the Thames. These include the ambassador, a civilized Frenchman, his wife, his daughter, his secretary, his clerk and his priest, the tutor, the chef, the butler, and the concierge. They also include a runaway friar, the Neapolitan philosopher, poet, and comedian Giordano Bruno, who wrote masterpieces of Italian literature, who was later burned in Rome for his anti-papal opinions, and who has been revered in Italy for his honorable and heroic resistance to papal authority. Others in the cast are Queen Elizabeth, her formidable secretary of state Sir Francis Walsingham, and King Henry III of France; poets, courtiers, and scholars; statesmen, conspirators, go-betweens, and stool-pigeons. When not in London, the action takes place in Paris and Oxford; a good deal of it happens on the river Thames. The hero or villain, who calls himself Fagot, does his work most effectively, is not found out, and disappears. In the first part of the book these events are narrated. In the second the spy is identified and his story put together. John Bossy's brilliant research, backed by his forensic and literary skills, solves a centuries-old mystery. His book makes a major contribution to the political and intellectual history of the wars of religion in Europe and to the domestic history of Elizabethan England. Not least, it is compelling reading.
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Hegel And The Hermetic Tradition

Author : Glenn Alexander Magee
ISBN : 0801474507
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Glenn Alexander Magee's pathbreaking book argues that Hegel was decisively influenced by the Hermetic tradition, a body of thought with roots in Greco-Roman Egypt. Magee traces the influence on Hegel of such Hermetic thinkers as Baader, Böhme, Bruno, and Paracelsus, and fascination with occult and paranormal phenomena. Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition covers Hegel's philosophical corpus and shows that his engagement with Hermeticism lasted throughout his career and intensified during his final years in Berlin. Viewing Hegel as a Hermetic thinker has implications for a more complete understanding of the modern philosophical tradition, and German idealism in particular.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Antike Weisheit Und Kulturelle Praxis

Author : Anne-Charlott Trepp
ISBN : 352535374X
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Aus kulturhistorischer Perspektive war für die Frühe Neuzeit nicht allein die Herausbildung der Konfessionen charakteristisch, sondern ebenso ein auffälliges Interesse an alternativen Sinnkonzepten wie antiken Weisheitslehren und naturmagischen Praktiken, die uns heute oft mit kirchlichen Glaubensvorstellungen unvereinbar erscheinen mögen. Eine Schlüsselrolle kam dabei dem Hermetismus zu, der Rezeptions- und Aneignungsgeschichte spätantiker religions- und naturphilosophischer Lehren und Praktiken, deren zentrale Grundlage das so genannte Corpus Hermeticum bildete.Den Autoren und Autorinnen dieses Bandes geht es vor allem um konkrete Erscheinungsformen des Hermetismus. Sie untersuchen charakteristische Bedeutungs- und Rezeptionszusammenhänge sowie individuelle Aneignungen und Umdeutungen hermetischer Vorstellungen von der Mitte des 16. bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Als gemeinsames Resultat erscheint der Hermetismus in seiner spezifischen Verknüpfung von Glauben und Wissen als eine zentrale Schnittstelle frühneuzeitlicher Sinngebungen und Wissensbildung.
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The Forbidden Universe

Author : Lynn Picknett
ISBN : 9781849018814
Genre : History
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Were the first scientists hermetic philosophers? What do these occult origins of modern science tell us about the universe today? The Forbidden Universe reveals the secret brotherhood that defined the world, and perhaps discovered the mind of God. All the pioneers of science, from Copernicus to Newton via Galileo, were inspired by Hermeticism. Men such as Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Leibniz, Bacon, Kepler, Tycho Brahe - even Shakespeare - owed much of their achievements to basically occult beliefs - the hermetica. In this fascinating study, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince go in search of the Hermetic origins of modern science and prove that not everything is as it seems and that over the past 400 years there has been a secret agenda behind our search for truth. From the age of Leonardo da Vinci, the influence of hermetic thinking upon the greatest minds in history has been hidden, a secret held by a forbidden brotherhood in search of the mind of God. Yet this search does not end in history but can be found in the present day - in the contemporary debates of leading evolutionists and thinkers. The significance of this hidden school can hardly be over-emphasised. Not only did it provide a spiritual and philosophical background to the rise of modern science, but its worldview is also relevant to those hungry for all sorts of knowledge even in the twenty-first century. And it may even show the way to reconciling the apparently irreconcilable divide between the scientific and the spiritual. Picknett and Prince go in search of this true foundation of modern rational thought and reveal a story that overturns 400 years of received wisdom.
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Philosophy Begins In Wonder

Author : Michael Funk Deckard
ISBN : 9781630877019
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophy begins with wonder, according to Plato and Aristotle. Yet Plato and Aristotle did not expand a great deal on what precisely wonder is. Does this fact alone not raise curiosity in us as to why this passion or concept is important? What is wonder's role in science, philosophy, or theology except to end thinking or theorizing as soon as one begins? The primary purpose of this book is to show how seventeenth- and eighteenth-century developments in natural theology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of science resulted in a complex history of the passion of wonder-a history in which the elements of continuation, criticism, and reformulation are equally present. Philosophy Begins in Wonder provides the first historical overview of wonder and changes the way we see early modern Europe. It is intended for readers who are curious-who wonder-about how modern philosophy and science were born. The book is for scholars and educated readers alike.
Category: Philosophy

Michelangelo S Medici Chapel

Author : Edith Balas
ISBN : 0871692163
Genre : Philosophy
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There are no surviving documents that explain Michelangelo's complex sculptural program for the Medici Chapel. The work as we have it is no more than an unfinished, fragmentary realization of the artist's original conception. Speculation about its meaning began quite early, for Michelangelo's contemporaries were apparently no better informed than we. An interpretation made by Benedetto Varchi in 1549 & since universally accepted, was by his own admission a personal opinion, not confirmed by the artist. In the 16th century, interpretations quite at variance with modern scholarly assumptions were made. Here, Dr. Edith Balas contends that the artist deliberately veiled his meaning in obscurity, making his images, like the language of Neoplatonic philosophers, intelligible only to an intellectual elite. Assuming the role of the Magus, Michelangelo conceived a cryptic, magical world of potent allegorical images designed not simply or primarily to commemorate the departed Medici but to help achieve elevation for their souls. Illus.
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Das Ende Des Hermetismus

Author : Martin Mulsow
ISBN : 3161477782
Genre : Philosophy
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English summary: When did the Renaissance end? With provocative precision, Frances Yates said it ended in 1614, the year in which Isaac Casaubon exposed the allegedly ancient writings of Hermes Trismegistos as a forgery from late antiquity. However Casaubon was not the first person to produce arguments against the Corpus Hermeticum. During the 1580s in Venice and Padua there had already been an intense debate regarding the date, a debate which is documented in this volume. The essays, written by internationally renowned scholars of the Renaissance, place this in the context of recent developments in the philosophy of nature by Telesio and Patrizi and reveal the ideological interests of hermetists and anti-hermetists. Thus the 'end of the Renaissance' and the 'end of hermeticism' came considerably earlier than researchers had assumed up to now. German description: Wann ist die Renaissance zu Ende gegangen? Frances Yates hat ihr Ende provokativ prazise mit 1614 angegeben, dem Jahr, in dem Isaac Casaubon die angeblich uralten Schriften des Hermes Trismegistos als spatantike Falschungen entlarvt hat. Doch Casaubon war nicht der erste, der Argumente gegen das 'Corpus Hermeticum' vorgebracht hat. Schon im Venedig und Padua der 1580er Jahre gab es eine intensive Datierungsdebatte. Neue handschriftliche Funde zeigen, wie komplex bereits die mundlich erorterten Einwande gegen Hermes gewesen sind. Dieser Band dokumentiert die Datierungsdebatte. Die Beitrage von international renommierten Renaissanceforschern stellen sie in den Kontext der neuen naturphilosophischen Entwicklungen um Telesio und Patrizi und offenbaren die ideologischen Interessen von Hermetikern und Antihermetikern. Das 'Ende der Renaissance' und das 'Ende des Hermetismus' sind also erheblich fruher anzusetzen als bisher angenommen. Sie erweisen sich als ein langfristiger komplexer Prozess im Spannungsfeld von philologischer Kritik, philosophischer Spekulation und naturwissenschaftlicher Empirie.
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Rosicrucian Enlightenment

Author : F.A. Yates
ISBN : 9781136353895
Genre : History
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Art Of Memory

Author : F A Yates
ISBN : 9781136353611
Genre : History
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Labyrinth Key

Author : Howard V. Hendrix
ISBN : 0345491025
Genre : Fiction
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In a secret war waged in worlds both virtual and real, the fates of nations depend on the definitive weapon. And that weapon is knowledge—knowledge to die for. . . . The race is heating up between the U.S. and China to develop a quantum computer with infinite capabilities to crack any enemy’s codes, yet keep secure its own secrets. The government that achieves this goal will win a crucial prize. No other computer system will be safe from the reach of this master machine. Dr. Jaron Kwok was working for the U.S. government to build such a computer. But in a posh hotel in Hong Kong, a Chinese policewoman sifts through the bizarre, ashlike remains of what’s left of the doctor. With the clock ticking, alliances will be forged—and there are those who will stop at nothing to discover what the doctor knew. As the search for answers intensifies, it becomes chillingly clear that the quantum computer both sides so desperately want will be more powerful, more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined. For in the twenty-first century, machines become gods, gods become machines, and the once-impossible now lies within reach. The key to unlimited knowledge will create the ultimate weapon of mass destruction—or humanity’s last chance to save itself. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction