De beweging van de geest: een studie naar het begrip motus intellectualis in de filosofie van Nicolaus Cusanus (1401-1464)

Matthieu Herman van der Meer

    Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)

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    Abstract

    Nicolaus Cusanus, also known as Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), is one of the most fascinating personalities of the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance period. He played an important role in church polictics, was involved in councils and had to deal with reform movements and schisms; but more important were his achievements as one of the most original and far-reaching theological and philosophical thinkers of this time. For Cusanus, philopsophy is by no means remote from everyday experience. Its exercise included every use of one's intellectual capacities, be it for acquiring knowledge and understanding of the material world, creating a work of art, or aiming to be successful in commerce. Hidden behind all these activities lies, according to Cusanus, the same quest for unity that leads to his own abstract philosophical and theological speculations. ... Zie: Summary
    Original languageDutch
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Vanderjagt, A.J., Supervisor, External person
    • Pätzold, D.H.K., Co-supervisor, External person
    Award date28-Sep-2006
    Place of PublicationGroningen
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs90-367-2719-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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