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Раннохристиянският и ренесансовият неоплатонизъм – един паралел: Августин и Фичино
Early Medieva and Rennaissance Neoplatonism - a Comparison: Augustine and Ficino

Author(s): Sergei Stefanov
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Издателство »Изток-Запад«
Keywords: Christian Neoplatonism; Neoplatonism; Augustine; Marsilio Ficino; Plotinus; Renaissance philosophy

Summary/Abstract: The Christian religion and the Neoplatonism have conceptual relations since the Late Antiquity and these relations are in many cases fruitful but constantly very problematic. The Weltanschauung of Christianity remains incompatible whit the one of pagan Neoplatonism although the attempts of some Christian authors to adopt certain Neoplatonic concepts. In the same time the Neoplatonism transfers the language of Christian religion into the culture of Late Antiquity, and the history of Christian Neoplatonism is the history of the overcoming of these “aporetic” circumstances. This article represents the attempts of Augustine and Marsilio Ficino of resolving the mentioned incompatibility by bringing together religio Christiana and the metaphysical visions of Plotinus. The evidences of the influence of early Augustine’s work over Ficino’s Christian Neoplatonism is shown most clearly in the way of reducing the second term of Plotinus’ doctrine of the three basic principles of being – the Intellect.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 169-192
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Bulgarian