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Plato's third eye : studies in Marsilio Ficino's metaphysics and its sources

Author: Michael J B Allen
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, 1995.
Series: Collected studies, CS483.
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Examines the scholarly, theological, philosophical, medical, and magical writings of Ficino (1433-99) the presiding genius of Renaissance Platonism. Among the topics are the absent angel, the sibyl  Read more...

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Allen, Michael J.B.
Plato's third eye.
Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, 1995
(OCoLC)652343868
Named Person: Marsilio Ficino; Plato; Marsilio Ficino; Marsilio Ficino; Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J B Allen
ISBN: 086078472X 9780860784722
OCLC Number: 31376510
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents: Introduction; The absent angel in Ficino's philosophy; Ficino's lecture on the Good?; The Sibyl in Ficino's oaktree; Cosmogony and love: the role of Phaedrus in Ficino's Symposium Commentary; Two commentaries on the Phaedrus: Ficino's indebtedness to Hermias; Ficino's Hermias translation and a new apologue (Co-authored with Roger A. White); Marsilio Ficino on Plato's Pythagorean eye; Ficino's theory of the five substances and the Neoplatonists' Parmenides; Marsilio Ficino on Plato, the Neoplatonists and the Christian doctrine of the Trinity; The second Ficino-Pico controversy: Parmenidean poetry, eristic and the One; Marsilio Ficino's interpretation of Plato's Timaeus and its myth of the Demiurge; Marsilio Ficino, Hermes Trismegistus and the Corpus Hermeticum; Homo ad zodiacum: Marcilio Ficino and the Boethian Hercules; Summoning Plotinus: Ficino, smoke, and the strangled chickens; The soul as rhapsode: Marcilio Ficino's interpretation of Plato's Ion; Addenda & Corrigenda; Index.
Series Title: Collected studies, CS483.
Responsibility: Michael J.B. Allen.
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