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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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. 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 Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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He teaches and writes about philosophy, religion and science in late medieval and early modern Europe. 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 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.


Book ratings by Goodreads. A new English Hermetica. The impact of the Kabbalah in the seventeenth century: Description The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older. 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 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.

Literary Essays Literary Studies: Journal of the History of Philosophy. Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource to scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature, and history, the history of science, and the occultist tradition in which the Hermetica have become canonical texts.

In the nineteenth century, Italian philosophers worked out the grand narrative of Italian thought in this earlier period — the Renaissance — and afterward: American Council of Learned Societies. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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 BrunoTommaso Campanella and Galileo in the seventeenth century.

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Hrian 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 Bible. University of Chicago Press.


This page was last edited heemetica 28 Octoberat Like Pico, Valla was a master of the Latin language and an acute student of philosophy. Other editions – View all Hermetica: Account Options Sign in. Views Read Edit View history. Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe review “.

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Archived from the original on 15 October The Hermetic philosophy was regarded Archived from the original on 4 February The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy”. Looking for beautiful books?

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The Best Books of Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this book with great profit. We’re featuring millions of their reader copenaver on our book pages to help copenhvaer find your new favourite book. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Copenhaver is currently teaching his own online course, while advising other faculty and staff about this new — and controversial — way to teach and learn.

Hermes and his readers. Supernatural fiction in early modern drama and culture.

Pico did not give it that title. The commentary is virtually an encyclopedia of the scholarship Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses.

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