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When commenting on De Rerum Natura, Lucretius’ sixteenth-century editors were confronted with some rather controversial ideas, such as the theory according to which the universe is ultimately made out of atoms. Given that physical atomism had an unsavoury reputation since the days of the Church Fathers, the tendency of many Renaissance commentators...
Cette introduction présente et contextualise les articles publiés dans la section spéciale dont le but est d’analyser l’interprétation de la pensée hellénistique chez les philosophes continentaux très influents tels que : Agamben, Arendt, Blumenberg, Foucault, Heidegger et Stiegler. Les articles prêtent une attention particulière à trois directions...
In this article, I retrace the genesis of Marsilio Ficino’s engagement with the Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Caro. I show that one of the reasons for Ficino’s early interest in and positive assessment of Lucretius’ philosophy was his favourable attitude toward atomistic notions in the early stages of his intellectual life. Having beco...
div class="title">LUCRETIUS’ POEM AS SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY - Beretta (M.) La rivoluzione culturale di Lucrezio. Filosofia e scienza nell'antica Roma. (Biblioteca di Testi e Studi 1042.) Pp. 311, figs, ills. Rome: Carocci Editore, 2015. Paper, €32. ISBN: 978-88-430-7945-2. - Elena Nicoli