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    Pico Della Mirandola

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    man can figure out on their own what God’s plan is for them through prayer and priests. The text further states that people are born to appreciate all of God’s creations while using life to its desired potential to reach the divine. Considering Mirandola was alive during the fifteenth century Italian Renaissance, the text is typical example for early Renaissance thought because he had a humanistic way of thinking. Mirandola believed in the common philosophy that humans are created to rebuild, discover, and progress the history and antiquity of ancient Greece and…

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    I, Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola, am philosopher from the renaissance period. I was born on February 24, 1963, to a noble family in Italy. I am indeed, very well known for “Oration on the Dignity of Man”, one of the most famous Renaissance texts I wrote, a text considered to epitomize Renaissance humanism. I am also the first Christian scholar to use Kabbalistic doctrine in support of Christian theology. My father, Giovanni Francesco Pico, prince of the small territory of Mirandola, provided for…

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    Lao Tzu's Analysis

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    the center of his own unity, his spirit made one with God, in the solitary darkness of God…shall surpass them all. Who would not admire this our chameleon? (396) In order to attain this oneness with God, Pico Della Mirandola suggests a balance between many forms of religions. Throughout his work, Pico Della Mirandola cites prophets such as Mohammed, Jesus, and Moses as well as pagans such as Calypso, Socrates, and Bacchus. He uses all of these figures to suggest a way to fully cultivate the…

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    Hamlet Humanist Ideals

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    III’s ideal that man was a “mass of rottenness” is something that was extremely popular during the Medieval and Determinism periods. However, those ideals would not last long due to the incoming of new thinkers and ideals that came with the Renaissance. The Renaissance period had lasted from around 1350 to 1600’s and had brought forth numerous new philosophers and artist whose ideals shaped the time period. One Renaissance thinker and Humanist was Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. Pico della…

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    In the 15th and 16th centuries AD, philosophers emerged in Europe who were more secular than their medieval counterparts. Three of these philosophers were Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, and Pico della Mirandola, each of whom had unique ideas about human nature, and the source of people’s joy and sorrow. Machiavelli and Hobbes were both critical of human nature, each proposing their own solution to the flaws they saw in their society, while Mirandola praised humanity’s potential. Niccolò…

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    superior to humans. Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola, the author of, “The Dignity of Man”, suggests that God, who is all-powerful…

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    Had they been alive in 1511, imagine the reaction of Pico della Mirandola, author of the key text of Renaissance humanism called the Oration on the Dignity of Man, and his contemporary Savonarola, the reactionary Christian preacher/prophet who condemned Renaissance secular art and culture, if together they had entered the Stanza della Segnatura library of Pope Julius II. On opposite walls they would have seen two contrasting fresco masterpieces of the young Renaissance painter Raphael: “The…

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    Human beings having an absolute free will to choose their moral and spiritual path were taught by Pico della Mirandola. I do not agree with what Pico della Mirandola had taught because human beings do not have absolute free will to choose their moral and spiritual path. Pico della Mirandola once said “therefore, every human being has absolute freedom to choose whatever place in the “great chain of being” he or she may choose.” By saying “great chain of being” Pico della Mirandola is using that…

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    Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola, and Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) were a few of the most influential thinkers during that time. Petrarch also known as “Father of the Humanism” devoted his life to the recovery, copying, and editing of Latin manuscripts. He believed that the Middle Ages were only darkness and the new movement called Humanism needed to set itself apart. In the late fifteenth century, the Florentine writer Marsilio promoted the movement called “Neoplatonism”. Neo meaning new, was…

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    Marsilio Ficino

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    likes of western scholars. Medici was able to fund the project due to his position as a merchant prince who brought commercial ingenuity to the city of Florence that guaranteed local economic stability (Fiero 32). Cosimo Medici came from the affluent family of the Medici’s which were bankers by profession in the city Florence (Fiero 32). Furthermore, Medici’s wealth played a major role in Ficino founding Platonic Academy. The Platonic Academy empires the art and literature era where love is a…

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