Philosophy and Science in Early Modern Italy
Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence
Area of Study
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Starting from the dichotomy logos-mythos in classical antiquity, the course will explore the evolution of philosophical thought in early modern Italy, displaying its unique richness of trends: Christianity, Platonism, Neoplatonism, Aristotelianism, Hermeticism and magic. The new vision of man and the universe, as well as the investigation of nature and the individual's cognition potential, addressed in connection with the progress of science, will be illustrated by the contributions of Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Pietro Pomponazzi, Agostino Nifo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giordano Bruno and Galileo Galilei. The course includes two on-site lessons: a visit to the Secret Rooms and the Room of the Elements in the Palazzo Vecchio, and a visit to the Museum of the History of Science.
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