IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 354: Nicholas of Cusa, III: Cusa's Influence on Pico della Mirandola and Early 16th-Century Thought

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Cusanus Society of UK & Ireland
Organiser:William P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:William P. Hyland, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Paper 354-aRadicalising Cusanus?: Revisiting the Relationship between Nicholas of Cusa and Pico della Mirandola
(Language: English)
Silvianne Aspray, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Philosophy, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 354-bNicholas of Cusa and Gisbertus Voetius on Learned Ignorance
(Language: English)
Matthew C. Baines, School of Divinity University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Philosophy, Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

This session explores the influence of Cusanus on immediate generations, a rich and much-debated topic. In particular it will look at the ways the celebrated Italian thinker Pico della Mirandola made use of and adapted aspects of Cusanus’ thought. This in turn helped mediate the thought of Cusanus to subsequent thinkers, including those who made use of his teachings in the context of the early Reformation.