GROUP D — The Soul


Robert Fludd on “Spiritus”

I discovered an interesting quote from Robert Fludd that the members of this group may appreciate. In contradistinction to Ficino’s discussion of “spiritus” as mediating between body and soul, Fludd says that the soul of man is the same “spirit” in the blood and in the intellect. From his Mosaicall philosophy… (1659), pp. 231-232: By […]


The Material Soul: Strategies for Naturalizing the Soul in an Early Modern Epicurean Context

Please see the abstract below for a recent paper by Charles T. Wolfe which deals with embodied empiricism other other concepts in relation to the Soul. (Provided courtesy of Torrance Kirby)   The Material Soul: Strategies for Naturalizing the Soul in an Early Modern Epicurean Context  Charles T. Wolfe Abstract: […]


“On the Beatific Vision” – Translation and Notes

Dear all, Please find attached a working English translation of Dietrich’s treatise: Dietrich of Freiberg – De visione beatifica EMConversions The Latin text has been uploaded online by its original editor, Burkhard Mojsisch, and can be found here: http://www.hs-augsburg.de/~harsch/Chronologia/Lspost13/Theodoricus/the_vi00.html I note that Mojsisch refers to this online version as a […]


Dietrich of Freiberg’s “On the Beatific Vision”

Dear All, Within a fortnight I shall upload a translation of Dietrich von Freiberg’s De visione beatifica. The Latin text can be consulted here: http://www.hs-augsburg.de/~harsch/Chronologia/Lspost13/Theodoricus/the_vi00.html Dietrich is a highly speculative theological and scientific mind (in fact the first to produce the correct optical theory of the rainbow!), and a Dominican […]