Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pico and 12th century Cosmic Spirituality

Toussaint wrote somewhere that Pico's Heptaplus reads like one of those 12th century cosmological texts. He's looking for that style of cosmic metaphysical principle, although he's doing it updated according to the latest Thomistic methods and Platonic data. I think Pico is wrongly denigrated by those who charge that his angelology in Heptaplus is an excuse to infuse the cosmos with magical energy for power-grubbing use.

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