Essays on Giordano Bruno

Essays on Giordano Bruno


This booklet gathers wide-ranging essays at the Italian Renaissance thinker and cosmologist Giordano Bruno by way of one of many world's best professionals on his paintings and existence. lots of those essays have been initially written in Italian and seem the following in English for the 1st time. Bruno (1548-1600) is mainly recognized as a proponent of heliocentrism, the infinity of the universe, and the plurality of worlds. yet his paintings spanned the sciences and arts, occasionally touching the borders of the occult, and Hilary Gatti's essays richly replicate this diversity.

The ebook is split into sections that handle 3 vast topics: the connection among Bruno and the recent technological know-how, the heritage of his reception in English tradition, and the primary features of his traditional philosophy. a last essay examines why this recommend of a "tranquil common philosophy" ended up being burned on the stake as a heretic via the Roman Inquisition. whereas the essays take many various ways, they're united through a few assumptions: that, even if good versed in magic, Bruno can't be outlined essentially as a Renaissance Magus; that his objective was once to articulate a brand new philosophy of nature; and that his concept, whereas in line with historic and medieval resources, represented a thorough rupture with the philosophical faculties of the previous, aiding forge a course towards a brand new modernity.

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