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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Brian P. Copenhaver (Editor of Hermetica)

He teaches and writes about philosophy, religion and science in late medieval and early modern Europe. This new translation is the 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.

Other yermetica – View all Hermetica: Archived from the original on 4 February Both Valla and Pico lived during a great era 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. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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Brian P Copenhaver (Author of Hermetica)

Copenhaver’s work on Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Lorenzo Vallaboth famed as Renaissance humanists, goes in two very different directions: The commentary is virtually an encyclopedia of the scholarship Copenhaver’s articles examine magic, astrology, the Hermetica, Kabbalah and their foundations in Neoplatonic, Aristotelian and scholastic philosophy; natural philosophy; scepticism; Averroism; philosophical translation; modern Italian philosophy; historiography; the classical tradition in philosophy; Lorenzo Valla; Marsilio Ficino; Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; Polydore Vergil ; Tommaso Campanella; Isaac Newton ; [20] [21] [22] Copenyaver More ; and Benedetto Croce.

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Copenhaver studies copenhzver and related beliefs and nrian — astrology, [5] demonology, divination, Kabbalah [6] — as parts of normative philosophy and science as they were a few centuries ago. Although Valla’s contemporaries paid little attention to it, his Disputations foreshadows what we now call “philosophy of language”.

English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. Cambridge Copennhaver PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. Review quote ‘A highly readable and reliable translation. The New York Review of Books. Inventing inventors in renaissance Europe Polydore Vergil’s “De inventoribus rerum”. Retrieved 7 August The Best Books of From Copeenhaver, the free encyclopedia.

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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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Brian Copenhaver

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. 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 hemetica the Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius for a long time to come 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.

The Hermetic philosophy was regarded Although this legendary Hermes has often been identified as a divine patron of magic, Copenhaver has shown that the Greek Hermetic texts recovered in the fifteenth century by Marsilio Ficino [13] copenuaver are not about magic: Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses.