Oration on the Dignity of Man

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  • Oration on the Dignity of Man
  • Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
  • 02 June 2019
  • 0895267136

About the Author: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Count Giovanni Pico the Dignity PDF ↠ della Mirandola Italian d o vanni piko della mi randola February November was an Italian Renaissance philosopher He is famed for the events of , when at the age of , he proposed to defend theses on religion, philosophy, natural philosophy and magic against all comers, for which he wrote the famous Oration on the Dignity of Man, which has been called the Manifesto of the Renaissance , and a key text of Renaissance humanism and of what has been called the Hermetic Reformation.


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  1. Bill Kerwin says:

    Fame is not always fleeting, but it is capricious How strange that Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, remembered as a quintessential voice of Renaissance Humanism, won his reputation with a speech he never delivered, a speech proclaiming a public event which failed to take place Pico was notorious in his lifetime, and for many years after He was the archetypal Italian Renaissance man, a Cellini thirty years before Cellini a braggart and a brawler, a man of overpowering emotion and incisive intel Fame is not always fleeting, but it is capricious How strange that Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, remembered as a quintessential voice of Renaissance Humanism, won his reputation with a speech he never delivered, a speech proclaiming a public event which failed to take place Pico was notorious in his lifetime, and for many years after He was the archetypal Italian Renaissance man, a Cellini thirty years before Cellini a braggart and a brawler, a man of overpowering emotion and incisive intellect, a lover of women and of men, and an egoist who brooked no limits to his aspirations.Pico s intellectual aspirations were certainly lofty The precocious younger son of a lesser noble, he was designated for a career in the church, sent away to study canon law at the age of fourteen He soon abandoned canon law for philosophy, leaving the University of Pisa at the age of 19, with a firm grounding in the classics, and then moving to Perugia to study with the Jewish philosopher Elia Del Medigo, an expert on Averroes Aristotles principal Islamist commentator and Kabbalah By the age of 22, Pico was extraordinarily well read, versed in the Greek Classics and the Platonists, the scholastics, and the Islamist Aristotelians, as wells as the esoteric schools Zoroaster, Hermes Trismegistus, Orpheus, Pythagoras and the mystical science of Kabbalah He began to develop a syncretic approach to religion, a vision of philosophical Christianity which could encompass and reconcile not only the traditions mentioned above, but also the magical practices of astrology and alchemy.At the age of 23, he made an astonishingly ambitious proposal, the nature of which is set forth in his essay, Oration on the Dignity of Man He put forward a list of 900 philosophical propositions, which he asserted he would defend publicly in the city of Rome He articulated a vision of man as the greatest of the Lord s creations, a being of indefinite nature capable of containing within himself the whole range of the spiritual and natural world At last, the Supreme Maker decreed that this creature, to whom He could give nothing wholly his own, should have a share in the particular endowment of every other creature Taking man, therefore, this creature of indeterminate image, He set him in the middle of the world and thus spoke to him We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision The nature of all other creatures is defined and restricted within laws which We have laid down you, by contrast, impeded by no such restrictions, may, by your own free will, to whose custody We have assigned you, trace for yourself the lineaments of your own nature I have placed you at the very center of the world, so that from that vantage point you may with greater ease glance round about you on all that the world contains We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer It will be in your power to descend to the lower, brutish forms of life you will be able, through your own decision, to rise again to the superior orders whose life is divineAlas, Pico never had the chance to defend his theses The pope found thirteen of the 900 to be suspect, and when Pico clarified what he meant, he made things worse The pope declared some of Pico s ideas capable of inflaming the impertinence of the Jews and a number of others to favor arts that are enemies to the Catholic faith and to the human race Pico fled Italy, and, although he was eventually able to return, the experience marked him for life Melancholy now, andconventionally religious, he grew closer to his childhood friend, the Domincan preacher and enemy of secular art and culture, Girolamo Savonarola In 1494, Pico was poisoned with arsenic no one knows by whom or why and died at the age of 31

  2. Philippe Malzieu says:

    A classic of humanism I discovered him when I worked on Kabbale He had writed on it If you observe the sephirot tree, you can see that it is not so different than hindu chakra or chinese m dicine His project his to link all the great thoughts hebrew, christan, persian, greek, arab of the humanity It is an universalist ambition He speak of the singularity of human which is a kind of miracle From this observation, he builds an argumentation to show the absolute carachter of human dig A classic of humanism I discovered him when I worked on Kabbale He had writed on it If you observe the sephirot tree, you can see that it is not so different than hindu chakra or chinese m dicine His project his to link all the great thoughts hebrew, christan, persian, greek, arab of the humanity It is an universalist ambition He speak of the singularity of human which is a kind of miracle From this observation, he builds an argumentation to show the absolute carachter of human dignity.When we speak on humanism, we spontanetly thing to Erasmus and not Picco della Mirandole It is a mistake I believed to understand why human is the living being happiest and thus the worthy one of any admiration Somewhere, it makes me thing to Discours de la servitude volontaire of Etienne de la Bo tie It is a voluntee of freedom

  3. Katie says:

    This is a really lovely little book It s actually the introduction to Pico s 900 Theses, his attempt to present a whole, systematic body of knowledge to a group of scholars in Rome for a public debate He pulls information from everywhere he can find it, from Greek philosophers to Judaism to Persian thought To a large degree it winds up being a mini treatise on unity, as all of Pico s wildly diverse sources are brought together, with him asserting that they re all just iterations of a single t This is a really lovely little book It s actually the introduction to Pico s 900 Theses, his attempt to present a whole, systematic body of knowledge to a group of scholars in Rome for a public debate He pulls information from everywhere he can find it, from Greek philosophers to Judaism to Persian thought To a large degree it winds up being a mini treatise on unity, as all of Pico s wildly diverse sources are brought together, with him asserting that they re all just iterations of a single truth It s also a fantastically optimistic picture of humanity, painting each person as the universe in microcosm It s a lot of fun to read, so go for it It s only 35 pages long

  4. Bob Nichols says:

    Pico s religious philosophy starts at the top God is perfection perfection is pure perfection is divine The self desires to be like God, but it is imperfect The body is consumed by animal passions, torn by strife and discord The self is ego oriented and oriented away from God The body is the antithesis of perfection and pureness The self must undergo purification rituals before it can entertain divine knowledge, which is the self s path to union with God Divine knowledge is the realm Pico s religious philosophy starts at the top God is perfection perfection is pure perfection is divine The self desires to be like God, but it is imperfect The body is consumed by animal passions, torn by strife and discord The self is ego oriented and oriented away from God The body is the antithesis of perfection and pureness The self must undergo purification rituals before it can entertain divine knowledge, which is the self s path to union with God Divine knowledge is the realm of Plato s Ideal Forms They are pure and unchanging realities, acquired by choice and discipline Unlike animals, we are not creatures of necessity We are the free and proud shaper of our being If we turn away from God, we become via transmigration brutish or vegetative When we separate from our sensual bodies and pursue the rule of reason we depart earth Let us disdain the things of earth and begin our assent by means of moral philosophy and dialectic to heaven Upwards we go until, Finally, in the bosom of the Father, who reigns above the ladder, we shall find perfection and peace in the felicity of theological knowledge Our potential to become godlike is the dignity of man Only those pure in their knowledge shall make it this far These are the priests of philosophy who, through Socratic frenzies and nourishing the divine part of the soul with the knowledge of divine things, are lifted to such ecstasy to become united with God These philosophers are not those who speak for profit or who embrace the knowledge of the truth for its own sake Truth is knowledge of the divine world Referring to Plato, Pico tells us that truth is divine arithmetic later, Arithmetic and not the arithmetic of the merchants Truth is magic, but it s not the magic of demons Rather, truth is the highest realization of natural philosophy, a higher and holier philosophy or, referring again to Plato, the science of divine things, a beneficent magic that flowers naturally into charity, faith and hope This philosophy, this truth for its own sake, this most holy theology is, Pico writes, the queen of the sciences Pico, though youthful, articulates a clear and comprehensive and passionate vision of his faith It s interesting that truth is theological, and that science is divinity Pico s writing also prompts a question Is Plato the priest of philosophy

  5. Ruxandra Gîdei says:

    The deadly and monstrous persuasion has invaded practically all minds, that philosophy ought not to be studied at all or by very few people as though it were a thing of little worth to have before our eyes and at our finger tips, as matters we have searched out with greatest care, the causes of things, the ways of nature and the plan of the universe, God s counsels and the mysteries of heaven and of earth, unless by such knowledge one might procure some profit or favor for oneself.

  6. Guillermo says:

    this is why we re arrogant sons of bitches

  7. Matt says:

    The Renaissance was a time of reevaluation of philosophical and theological teachings in various forms and the results at times were interesting and strange On the Dignity of Man contains three treatises by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola including the titular treatise has been called the manifesto of the Renaissance.The Oration on the Dignity of Man is Pico s justification of the importance of the human quest for knowledge within a Neoplatonic frame as well as an introduction to his unpublis The Renaissance was a time of reevaluation of philosophical and theological teachings in various forms and the results at times were interesting and strange On the Dignity of Man contains three treatises by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola including the titular treatise has been called the manifesto of the Renaissance.The Oration on the Dignity of Man is Pico s justification of the importance of the human quest for knowledge within a Neoplatonic frame as well as an introduction to his unpublished 900 thesis in which he believed provided complete and sufficient basis for the discovery of all knowledge The second treatise, On Being and the One , is an attempted reconciliation between Platonic and Aristotelian writings on the relative place of being and the one and a refutation of opposing arguments The finale treatise, Heptaplus , is a mystic allegorical exposition of the creation according to the seven Biblical senses, elaborates on his idea that different religions and traditions describe the same God.The titular treatise of this collection is the best of the bunch as Pico is eloquent in his thoughts, justifications, and introducing his thesis The other two treatise are a combination of Christian, pagan philosophy, and Jewish thought which ultimate stretches credibility even though Pico tries his best to bring forth his ideas However even thought I m not truly well read in Plato and Aristotle, even I know they do not agree while Pico tries his best to make them agree Pico s belief that all other traditions and religions were pale imitations of future Christianity and thus worthy to be combined with Scripture to bring forth quasi theological ideas like St Augustine On the Dignity of Man is a collection of treatise by Giovanni Pico in which the titular treatise is the best of the bunch while the other two are well written but utterly worthless due to Pico s thinking

  8. HannahS says:

    In this work, Pico raisesquestions than he answers Though this is precisely his goal, it is nonetheless frustrating to read only his outline of the soul s purification via philosophy without his justifications For the first quarter of the book, Pico presents his notion of man and asserts humans ability to choose the form of their souls By cultivating various elements of our souls, we can become either subhuman and bestial, dragging our minds into our bellies, or perfectly human, attain In this work, Pico raisesquestions than he answers Though this is precisely his goal, it is nonetheless frustrating to read only his outline of the soul s purification via philosophy without his justifications For the first quarter of the book, Pico presents his notion of man and asserts humans ability to choose the form of their souls By cultivating various elements of our souls, we can become either subhuman and bestial, dragging our minds into our bellies, or perfectly human, attaining unity with God Then Pico proposes a model for angel led purification of the soul through philosophical disciplines, following the three step process of purification, illumination, and perfection After such a tantalizing sketch, Pico changes topics He defends himself before the Roman Fathers against the cries of his critics and justifies his quest to debate his 900 theses He also calls their sympathetic attention to the neglected cause of philosophy Pico spends the remainder of the book explaining and defending his unusual, syncretistic philosophical method Overall, though this work is evidently the product of a burgeoning intellect, it seems far fetched in places This is not because it is nonsensical, but rather because it is incomplete on its own The work is not meant to be an independently complete manifesto it was Pico s appeal to the Roman Fathers to let him debate the 900 theses, which would have elaborated on the contents of this brief speech As such, it reads like the summary of and introduction to a much larger body of thought, merely hinted at in this short oration We should not expect to find exhaustive answers and meticulous proofs in the compact Oration, but in the theses If we come away from the Oration hungry to read the theses, then the book has achieved its goal It has opened us to the possibility that Pico s incredible claims are defensible and true

  9. Rod says:

    Sometimes called the Renaissance Manifesto, Pico s work is short but difficult to access for modern readers Its ornate language and obscure references e.g., to the nine orders of angels mask the relatively simple but profound underlying thoughts.Pico intended to summarize the state of knowledge at his time but unfortunately was unable due to an early death, though this monumental task would have probably been beyond his powers in any case.In essence, Oration addresses the nature of man and hi Sometimes called the Renaissance Manifesto, Pico s work is short but difficult to access for modern readers Its ornate language and obscure references e.g., to the nine orders of angels mask the relatively simple but profound underlying thoughts.Pico intended to summarize the state of knowledge at his time but unfortunately was unable due to an early death, though this monumental task would have probably been beyond his powers in any case.In essence, Oration addresses the nature of man and his relationship to God Pico believes that man is uniquely positioned as a sentient being placed between the beasts who do not possess sentience and angels, who though sentient never sin well, hardly ever see Paradise Lost Placed in the middle state man alone has the power to make choices for good or evil and therefore has the potential, at least, to act as an agent for good and an admirer of truth and beauty God, being the Creator, could not provide this perspective the Divine Artificer still longed for some creature which might comprehend the meaning of so vast an achievement, which might be moved with love at its beauty and smitten with awe at its grandeur Thus the source of man s intrinsic dignity and worth Some religions teach that human worth comes only because of his relationship with God God is certainly involved in Pico s formulation, but he believes humans have value because of who they are, not just because God created them To be sure, Christianity teaches the man was created in God s image, which may be a metaphorical way of saying the same thing.

  10. James Violand says:

    A busy deceit by an extraordinary egoist At twenty four years of age, he alone had been able to synthesize the beliefs of the greatest and not so great minds in science, philosophy and theology Need I go on How was this one man able to acquire so much wisdom in so little time He read Let s look at this from a practical viewpoint.If he had read and studied all the works which he constantly refers to no matter how obtuse the source he would have also had to have read them in their o A busy deceit by an extraordinary egoist At twenty four years of age, he alone had been able to synthesize the beliefs of the greatest and not so great minds in science, philosophy and theology Need I go on How was this one man able to acquire so much wisdom in so little time He read Let s look at this from a practical viewpoint.If he had read and studied all the works which he constantly refers to no matter how obtuse the source he would have also had to have read them in their original tongue which means he was a linguist as well Sanskrit, Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Pharsi, Egyptian Perhaps if he were Methuselah he would have acquired such wisdom.Instead, this man found wonder in the mundane and fired off platitudes in a dizzying derth of talent hoping to beguile the ignorant and silence his critics.He asserts that Plato and Aristotle did not hold different views on oneness and essence This is baffling considering both philosophers acknowledged that they did And he knew the mind of Moses Yes The creation story has a mystical meaning that only Pico has discovered I ve spent too much time on this already.This book is only good for those who wish to appear knowledgeable when they have no idea