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GIORDANO BRUNO AND JEWISH THOUGHT: RECEPTION AND REINTERPRETATION
GIORDANO BRUNO AND JEWISH THOUGHT: RECEPTION AND REINTERPRETATION

Author(s): Francesco Malaguti
Subject(s): Philosophy, Ethics / Practical Philosophy
Published by: Ideas Forum International Academic and Scientific Association
Keywords: Kabbalah; Jewish Philosophy; Renaissance Philosophy; Hermeticism;

Summary/Abstract: This article is focused on the philosopher Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) and thereferences to Jewish culture in his oeuvre. We discuss about Bruno’s reception ofJewish thought and describe this subject in a comprehensive way. We highlightBruno’s view on the Jews and their religion, also explaining the reasons behind hispolemic against the Jewish people. Furthermore, we underline the influence of theKabbalistic tradition and Jewish philosophy on various aspects of Brunian thought.Specifically, we discuss about the use of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet in Bruno’sworks on the art of memory, the relation between Brunian infinitist cosmology andKabbalistic concepts such as ensoph and the ten sephirot, the relation between Brunianthought and the philosophical theories of Avicebron, Moses Maimonides, HasdaiCrescas and Leo the Hebrew.

  • Issue Year: 4/2021
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 64-84
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English