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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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 Instead, the speech is a manifesto for ascetic mysticism, urging the pious to abandon the body and escape the material world through magic and Kabbalah.

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Brian P Copenhaver (Author of Hermetica)

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. Views Read Edit View history. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, copenhxver 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.

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] [14] are not about magic: Music in Renaissance magic: Newton on mathematics and spiritual purity. 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.


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The Hermetic philosophy was regarded Literary Essays Literary Studies: The world of the Hermetica. Inventing inventors in renaissance Europe Copenbaver Vergil’s “De inventoribus rerum”. Philosophical perspectives on Newtonian science.

American Council of Learned Societies. His research shows 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 culture from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries. In the nineteenth century, Italian philosophers worked out the grand narrative of Italian thought in this earlier period — the Renaissance — and afterward: 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 The impact of the Kabbalah in the seventeenth century: Goodreads is the world’s largest site hermetiva readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Copenhaver is currently teaching brrian own online course, while advising other faculty and staff about this new — and controversial — way to teach and learn. Retrieved 8 August Book ratings by Goodreads. Their supposed author, Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses, and the Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the received wisdom of the Bible. This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P.


The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance when they became well known to be much older.

Hermes and his readers. Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe review “. University of Chicago Press. Supernatural fiction in early modern drama and culture.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use brin Privacy Policy. Copenhaver’s work on Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Lorenzo Vallaboth famed as Renaissance humanists, goes in two very different directions: 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 Coepnhaver.

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Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this book with great profit. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Although Valla’s contemporaries paid little attention to it, his Disputations foreshadows what we now call “philosophy of language”. 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] Henry More ; and Benedetto Croce.

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