On Emmanuele Vimercati e Valentina Zaffino (Eds.), Nicholas of Cusa and the Aristotelian Tradition. A Philosophical and Theological Survey (Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 2020)
Keywords:Aristotle, Middle Ages and Renaissance, Nicholas of Cusa, Aristotelian tradition, sources
In this study, we proceeded to a detailed reading of the work edited by Emmanuele Vimercati and Valentina Zaffino, with the title “Nicholas of Cusa and the Aristotelian Tradition. A Philosophical and Theological Survey”, whose opportunity we begin by highlighting. The book focus on the relationships between Nicholas of Cusa and Aristotle, and the way in which the Aristotelian tradition reaches Nicholas of Cusa, showing the echoes of his presence in Logic and Epistemology, in Physics and Psychology in Metaphysics, Ethics and Politics, including a special chapter dedicated to the sermons of the German Cardinal. It is concluded that the inscription of Cusa’s philosophy in Neoplatonism and mystical thought overlooks the role of the dialogue with the Aristotelian tradition. In this critical study, while recognizing the high merit of the gathered contributions, some critical notes are also pointed out, regarding some details, which do not alter the very positive impression that the reading of the book has caused us.
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