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 is currently teaching his own online course, while advising other faculty and staff about this new — and controversial — way to teach and learn.

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He teaches and writes about philosophy, religion and science in late hrrmetica and early modern Europe. Retrieved 7 August By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Journal of the History of Philosophy. Retrieved from ” https: The Getty Research Institute. Pico did not give it that title. Book ratings by Goodreads. Description The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in cpoenhaver antiquity, but long believed to be much older.

Philosophical perspectives on Newtonian science. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business brin When will my order arrive? Like Pico, Valla was a master of the Latin language and an acute student of philosophy. The commentary is virtually an encyclopedia of the scholarship Copenhaver’s work on Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Lorenzo Vallaboth famed as Renaissance humanists, goes in two very different directions: Music in Renaissance magic: This new translation is hermmetica only English version based on reliable texts, and Professor Copenhaver’s introduction and notes make this accessible and up-to-date edition an indispensable resource to scholars.


English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. Cambridge University Press Amazon. Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this book with great profit.

CopenhaverHermes Trismegistus.

Unlike Pico, 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 wrote his Disputations.

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 studies magic and related beliefs and practices — astrology, [5] demonology, divination, Kabbalah [6] — as parts of normative philosophy and science as they were a few centuries ago.

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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. He also studies the ancient Greek and Latin Hermetica[11] writings from late antiquity ascribed by Renaissance scholars [12] to an ancient Egyptian god, Thothwhose Greek name is Hermes Trismegistus.

Supernatural fiction in early modern drama and culture. Archived from the original on 4 February In the nineteenth century, Italian philosophers worked out the grand narrative of Italian thought in this earlier period — the Renaissance — and afterward: University of Chicago Press. 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 canonical English version of the seventeen treatises of the Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius for a long time to come This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P.

Pico as the inventor of Christian Kabbalah; [15] Valla as the scourge of scholastic logic. Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe review “. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.


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Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Other editions – View all Hermetica: The Hermetic philosophy was regarded Cambridge University PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. Copenhaver Limited preview – His research copenjaver 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 rbian from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries.

Literary Essays Literary Studies: Both Valla and Pico lived during a great hermehica of Italian intellectual life, starting with DantePetrarch and Boccaccio in the fourteenth century and ending with Giordano BrunoTommaso Campanella and Galileo in the seventeenth century.

Technical and theoretical Hermetica.

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Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource to scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature, and history, the history of science, and the occultist tradition in which the Hermetica have become canonical texts.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The impact of the Kabbalah in the seventeenth century: State University of New York Press.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Views Read Edit View history. American Council of Learned Societies. 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.

The New York Review of Books. Inventing inventors in renaissance Europe Polydore Vergil’s “De inventoribus rerum”.