9780892816583

Meditations on the Soul

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  • ISBN13:

    9780892816583

  • ISBN10:

    0892816589

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-11-01
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions

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Summary

This collection of letters between Marsilio Ficino and the influential figures of European history mixes philosophy and humor, compassion and advice. Praised as one of the most profound thinkers in Western culture, Ficino (1433-1499) was the leader of the Platonic Academy in Florence, and has been a guiding light to spiritual seekers for centuries.

Author Biography

<!--StartFragment --> &quot;Marsilio Ficino was at the very fountainhead of some of the most characteristic and influential aspects of the Italian Renaissance.&quot;<br />

Table of Contents


Introduction

Translators' Note

The Letters 
   Truth and Virtue
   Human Nature
   The Soul
   Music, Harmony, and Divine Frenzy
   Knowledge and Philosophy
   Fortune, Fate, and Happiness
   Divine Providence and the Good
   The Planets and Astrology
   Love, Friendship, and Marriage
   Worldly Things and Civic Duty

Notes on the Letters

Notes on Ficino's Correspondents

Bibliography

Index

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