Oration on the Dignity of Man (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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*Illustrated with pictures of Mirandola and other Renaissance figures and art
*Includes Table of Contents

Count Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (24 February 1463 ? 17 November 1494) was an Italian Renaissance philosopher. He is famed for the events of 1486, when at the age of 23, he proposed to defend 900 theses on religion, philosophy, natural philosophy and magic against all comers, for which he wrote the famous Oration on the Dignity of Man which has been called the "Manifesto of the Renaissance", and a key ...
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Oration on the Dignity of Man (Illustrated)

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Overview

*Illustrated with pictures of Mirandola and other Renaissance figures and art
*Includes Table of Contents

Count Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (24 February 1463 – 17 November 1494) was an Italian Renaissance philosopher. He is famed for the events of 1486, when at the age of 23, he proposed to defend 900 theses on religion, philosophy, natural philosophy and magic against all comers, for which he wrote the famous Oration on the Dignity of Man which has been called the "Manifesto of the Renaissance", and a key text of Renaissance humanism and of what has been called the “Hermetic Reformation."

Pico’s Oration attempted to remap the human landscape to center all attention on human capacity and human perspective. The Oration also served as an introduction to Pico's 900 theses, which he believed to provide a complete and sufficient basis for the discovery of all knowledge, and hence a model for mankind's ascent of the chain of being. The “Oration” in part is meant to be a preface to a massive compendium of all the intellectual achievements of humanity, a compendium that was never completed because of Pico’s early (and mysterious) death.

This edition of Pico’s famous Oration is specially formatted.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012991935
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 8/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,253,978
  • File size: 2 MB

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