Jonathan Molinari
L’umanesimo di Pico della Mirandola

(Title’s translation: The tragic heroism of Adam. The humanism of Pico della Mirandola)

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DOI: 10.12878/1088PRESSBYTE2018_1
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pp. 136
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The pace of history, the anthropological dimension and the protection of plurality are some of the themes that separate the work of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola from that of most of his coeval, eminent humanistic interlocutors, a reflection always aiming to show how the mosaic of human knowledge is built on difference, yet structured according to an inner consistency. Pico, an anomalous humanist, enemy to all dogmatic thought, spent his short and intense life between his family estate, Bologna, Ferrara, Florence, Padua, Paris, Perugia and Rome, but enjoyed a world of cultural references which was much wider and more complex than the topography drawn by this itinerary of his.


Jonathan Molinari holds a Ph.D. in “History of Ideas. Philosophy and Science” (Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane – Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa). He has taught as Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of São Paulo (USP), having previously held a post as adjunct professor of History of Renaissance Philosophy at the University of Bologna and had taught at the Summer School Quadrivium Humanism and Modernity, University of Bologna – CNRS, Centre J. Pépin, AISFLF, Paris. He is currently Professor of History of Medieval Philosophy at the Federal University of Pará (Brazil).

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
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DOI: 10.12878/1088PRESSBYTE2018_1
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First edition: April 2018