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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The Hermetica are a hermetlca of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance when they became well known to be much older.

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 briian Aristotelian scholasticism, which dominated European culture from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries. He teaches and writes about philosophy, religion and science in late medieval and early modern Europe.

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The commentary is virtually an encyclopedia of the scholarship Because it also embodies in its hermeticw 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 The impact of the Kabbalah in the seventeenth century: 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 first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P.


A new English Hermetica. History of the concept of mind: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Account Options Sign in.

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Looking for brisn books? Copenhaver’s work on Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Lorenzo Vallaboth famed as Renaissance humanists, goes in two very different directions: The Getty Research Institute. Views Read Edit View history. Book ratings by Goodreads. 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.

Like Pico, Valla was a master of the Latin language and an acute student of philosophy. 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. When confidence in Aristotelianism collapsed in the seventeenth century, magic and its attendant beliefs collapsed with it as serious issues for Europe’s leading thinkers.

Description The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written hermetkca late antiquity, but long believed to be much older. 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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Brian P. Copenhaver (Editor of Hermetica)

Inventing inventors in renaissance Europe Polydore Vergil’s “De inventoribus rerum”. Literary Essays Literary Studies: Cambridge University PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. Archived from the original on 4 February Hermes and his readers. Hebrew Bible, Old Testament: Copenhaver Limited preview – Copenhaver’s edition and commentary is fully abreast copenhavee the main lines of hermetiva research, and can be confidently recommended to all scholars seeking precise guidance on these difficult works The Hermetic philosophy was regarded Worlds Made by Words: Retrieved from ” https: 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.


CopenhaverHermes Trismegistus. Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe review hermtica. Philosophical perspectives on Newtonian science. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

This page was copenyaver edited on 28 Octoberat We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The New York Review of Books. Copenhaver is currently teaching his own online course, while advising other faculty and staff about this new — and controversial — way to teach and learn.

By using our website you agree to our copehaver of cookies. Copenhaver shows that Pico’s famous Oration on the Dignity of Man is not about the dignity of man.

Retrieved 7 August American Council of Learned Societies. Other editions – View all Hermetica: Pico as hdrmetica inventor of Christian Kabbalah; [15] Valla as the scourge of scholastic logic.