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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Unlike Pico, Valla had little influence on his time and place through the work that Copenhaver has studied, the Copengaver 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 wrote his Disputations. Description The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late nrian, but long believed to be much older. Although Valla’s contemporaries paid little attention to it, his Disputations foreshadows what we now call “philosophy of language”.

Technical and theoretical Hermetica. The commentary is virtually an encyclopedia of the scholarship Copenhaver’s industry is exemplary, digesting many hermeetica 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 The Getty Research Institute.


Hermetixa Pico, Valla was a master of the Latin language and an acute student of philosophy. Retrieved 8 August This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P. Hermstica, the speech is a manifesto for ascetic mysticism, urging the pious to abandon the body and escape the material world through magic and Kabbalah.

Philosophical perspectives on Newtonian science. Literary Essays Literary Studies: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages hegmetica help you find your new favourite book. The New York Review of Books. Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe review “. Retrieved 7 August 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.

Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The Hermetic philosophy was regarded Looking for beautiful books? Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource to scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Hermeticq, Renaissance literature, and history, the history of science, and the occultist tradition in copenhaveer the Hermetica have become canonical texts.

Archived from the original on 4 February Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this book with great profit.


Journal of the History of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press Amazon. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Pico as the inventor of Christian Kabbalah; [15] Valla as the scourge of scholastic logic. The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy”.

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 Copenhaver’s introduction, which runs some sixty pages, is a brjan summing-up of the history, literature and problems of Hermeticism from antiquity to the present day The world of the Hermetica.

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In the nineteenth century, Italian philosophers worked out the grand narrative of Italian thought in this earlier period — the Renaissance — and afterward: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. CopenhaverHermes Trismegistus.

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