Ludus Sapientiae: Studien zum Werk und zur Wirkungsgeschichte des Nikolaus von Kues

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This volume contains 3 papers published here for the first time as well as 13 studies from the years 1979-2001 in revised and in part expanded form. The themes cover in 5 sections (I) Cusanus in his time (1401- 1464), (II) his oeuvre and individual treatises (De concordantia catholica, De docta ignorantia, De ludo globi), (III) his sources (from antiquity, Patristics - in particular Ps.-Dionysius - and the Renaissance) and (IV) three studies on his reception. The volume ends with an appendix with two detailed interpretations of Juan Luis Vives' Fabula de homine and of Jorge de Sena's poem De docta ignorantia.
The material at the focus of discussion includes questions of Cusanus' metaphysics, ethics and axiology, his doctrines of time and eternity and his philosophy of language and his method. A bibliography and indices of names and places conclude the volume.

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Vorwort .. ix

I. Statt Einer Einführung
1. Nikolaus von Kues in seiner Zeit .. . 3

II. Studien Zu Seinem Werk
2. Allumfassende Eintracht .. . 19
3. „De docta ignorantia“—eine Provokation? .. 43
4. Die Sprache der Metaphysik ..63
5. Globus intellectualis. Welterfahrung und Welterkenntnis nach „De ludo globi“ .. . 88
6. Metaphysischer Atomismus. Zur Transformation eines Denkmodells durch Nikolaus von Kues ..117
7. Gerechtigkeit und Gleichheit in der Cusanischen Ethik und Wertlehre .. 141
8. Das Zeit- und Ewigkeitsverständnis und die Lehre von den Eschata ..162
9. Eine „bisher unbekannte Kunst“: Die ‚resolutive Methode‘des Nikolaus von Kues .. 181

III. Quellenstudien
10. Griechisches und biblisch-patristisches Erbe im cusanischen Weisheitsbegriff ..197
11. Die Präferenz für Ps.–Dionysius bei Nicolaus Cusanus und seinem italienischen Umfeld ..228

IV. Zur Wirkungsgeschichte Des Nikolaus Von Kues
12. Überlegungen zur Wirkungsgeschichte des Nikolaus ..257
13. Ein unbekannter Cusanus-Bearbeiter der Reformationszeit: Philippus Hersfeldiae Minorita ..291
14. „Wanderer am Weltenrand“—ein Raumforscher um 1530?—Überlegungen zu einer „peregrinatio inventiva“ ..311

V. Appendix
15. Homo absconditus—Erkenntnis des Menschen in der Kunst des Archimimen. Zu Juan Luis Vives’ „Fabula de homine“ ..353
16. Jorge de Sena: „De docta ignorantia“. Cusanus poeticus .. . 380

Bibliographische Nachweise .. . 397

Namens- und Ortsverzeichnis

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