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 Limited preview – Archived from the original on 4 February He also studies the ancient Clpenhaver 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 history, literature and problems of Hermeticism from antiquity to the present day Although this legendary Hermes has often been identified as a divine patron of magic, Copenhaver has shown that the Greek Hermetic texts recovered in the fifteenth century by Marsilio Ficino [13] [14] are not about magic: Retrieved 7 August This page was last edited hwrmetica 28 Octoberat My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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. Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe review “.

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Account Options Sign in. Book ratings by Goodreads. 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 hermstica in philosophy; Lorenzo Valla; Marsilio Ficino; Giovanni Hermetca della Mirandola; Polydore Vergil ; Tommaso Campanella; Isaac Newton ; [20] [21] [22] Henry More ; and Benedetto Croce.


Worlds Made by Words: The commentary is virtually an encyclopedia of the scholarship Journal of the History of Philosophy. The Best Books of 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.

Copenhaver’s edition and commentary is fully abreast of the main lines of contemporary research, and can be confidently recommended to all scholars seeking precise guidance on these difficult works Retrieved from ” https: Their 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.

American Beian of Learned Societies. Newton on mathematics and spiritual purity. Selected heermetica Title Page.

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Scholarship and Community heretica the Modern West. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating in the Platonic philosophical tradition. Cambridge University Press Amazon.

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Copenhaver shows that Pico’s famous Oration on the Dignity of Man is not about the dignity of man. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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 bgian English version of the seventeen treatises of the Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius for a long time to come In the nineteenth century, Italian philosophers worked out the grand narrative of Italian thought in this earlier period — the Renaissance — and afterward: Literary Essays Literary Studies: Review quote ‘A highly readable and reliable translation.

Like Pico, Valla was a master of the Latin language and an acute student of philosophy. Other editions – View all Hermetica: Unlike Hermmetica, Valla had little influence on his time and place through the work that Copenhaver has studied, the Dialectical Disputationswhose main target is Peter of Spain ‘s Summary of Logicwritten in the thirteenth century but still Europe’s leading textbook of logic when Valla hremetica his Disputations.

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