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Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice

Marsilio Ficino and His World

Authors: Howlett, Sophia

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This book makes the case for Marsilio Ficino, a Renaissance philosopher and priest, as a canonical thinker, and provides an introduction for a broad audience.  Sophia Howlett examines him as part of the milieu of Renaissance Florence, part of a history of Platonic philosophy, and as a key figure in the ongoing crisis between classical revivalism and Christian belief.  The author discusses Ficino’s vision of a Platonic Christian universe with multiple worlds inhabited by angels, daemons and pagan gods, as well as our own distinctive role within that universe - climbing the heights to talk with angels yet constantly confused by the evidence of our own senses. Ficino as the “new Socrates” suggests to us that by changing ourselves, we can change our world.

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Sophia Howlett is Associate Vice President for Learning Support at Kean University, USA.  She obtained a DPhil in Renaissance Philosophy and Literature from the University of York, UK and graduated from Cambridge University, UK.  She was previously Dean at Central European University (CEU), Hungary.  She has taught Philosophy and Literature at Kean University, CEU, the University of Teesside, and the University of York.  

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marsilio Ficino and His World
Authors
Series Title
Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53946-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53946-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53945-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 232
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