Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

[Revised entry by Brian Copenhaver on August 3, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463 - 94) is, after Marsilio Ficino, the best known philosopher of the
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[Revised entry by Brian Copenhaver on August 3, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463 - 94) is, after Marsilio Ficino, the best known philosopher of the Renaissance: his Oration on the Dignity of Man is better known than any other philosophical text of the fifteenth century. Pico was also remarkably original - indeed, idiosyncratic. The deliberately esoteric and aggressively recondite character of his thought may help explain why Renaissance philosophy has had so small a place, until recently, in the canonical history of the discipline as accepted by Anglophone...

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