HIS STUDY OF GIROLAMO CARDANO is the T work of an amateur in the field of the history of science and the history of ideas. As a mathematical physi cist I lack the depth of training in philological-historical disciplines necessary to discuss the sources of Car dano's knowledge and trace the influences that shaped his views on science, medicine, and philosophy. What little recent literature on Cardano there is some times shows a lack of true understanding, or is primarily an appreciation of the mathematician. I relied, therefore, largely on his own writings, which are collected in the Opera Omnia. My excerpts and translations are taken di rectly from these works, and I hope that I have succeeded in capturing their essential meaning and spirit. MARKUS FIERZ Preface to the English Edition THANK the publisher Birkhauser Boston, Incorpo I rated, for the venture of this English edition of my essay on Cardano that originally appeared in the Poly Series published by Birkhauser Verlag, and for the care given to the translation. For this edition I have added two longer sections: one on Cardano's voyage to Scotland, and another on a rather interesting "mathematical theosophy" contained in his Liber de Proportionibus (Basel, 1570). Also included is a list of references quoted in the notes, and a record-as complete as possible-of the original editions of Cardano' s writings.
Hermann Hefele, Des Girolamo Cardano eigene Lebensbeschreibung. Jena, 1914. Jean Stoner, The Book of My Life. New York, 1930. Jean Dayre, Edition et traduction. Paris, 1936. Ars Magna T. R. Witmer, Translator and editor, with a forward ...
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Renaissance philosophy and life of Girolamo Cardano
In addition to astrology, Cardano's interests included mathematics, medicine, engineering, philosophy, meteorology, cryptography2, music, gemmology, history, ... 8— Commentaries on the Seven Segments of Girolamo Cardano cсValerie N. Livina.
Author: Valerie Livina
Publisher: Valerie Livina
A fresh look at the role of astrology and alchemy in Renaissance thinking and everyday life.
Recent studies on Cardano appear in E. Kessler , ed . , Girolamo Cardano : Philosoph , Naturforscher , Arzt ( Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz , 1994 ) ; M. Baldi and G. Canziani , eds . , Girolamo Cardano : Le opere , le fonti , la vita ...
Author: Professor of History Anthony Grafton
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
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Cardano (1539) is the first to realize that the division rule should not depend on (s,s1,s2) but only on the number of ... it is not surprising that one of the prominent mathematicians, Girolamo Cardano, or Jerome Cardan (1501-1576), ...
Author: Anders Hald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Peter Adamson explores the rich intellectual history of the Byzantine Empire and the Italian Renaissance. Peter Adamson presents an engaging and wide-ranging introduction to the thinkers and movements of two great intellectual cultures: Byzantium and the Italian Renaissance. First he traces the development of philosophy in the Eastern Christian world, from such early figures as John of Damascus in the eighth century to the late Byzantine scholars of the fifteenth century. He introduces major figures like Michael Psellos, Anna Komnene, and Gregory Palamas, and examines the philosophical significance of such cultural phenomena as iconoclasm and conceptions of gender. We discover the little-known traditions of philosophy in Syriac, Armenian, and Georgian. These chapters also explore the scientific, political, and historical literature of Byzantium. There is a close connection to the second half of the book, since thinkers of the Greek East helped to spark the humanist movement in Italy. Adamson tells the story of the rebirth of philosophy in Italy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. We encounter such famous names as Christine de Pizan, Niccolò Machiavelli, Giordano Bruno, and Galileo, but as always in this book series such major figures are read alongside contemporaries who are not so well known, including such fascinating figures as Lorenzo Valla, Girolamo Savonarola, and Bernardino Telesio. Major historical themes include the humanist engagement with ancient literature, the emergence of women humanists, the flowering of Republican government in Renaissance Italy, the continuation of Aristotelian and scholastic philosophy alongside humanism, and breakthroughs in science. All areas of philosophy, from theories of economics and aesthetics to accounts of the human mind, are featured. This is the sixth volume of Adamson's History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, taking us to the threshold of the early modern era.
For Cardano as imitating Galen's persona see G. Giglioni , “ Autobiography as SelfMastery : Writing , Madness , and Method in Girolamo Cardano , ” Bruniana e Campanelliana 7 ( 2001 ) , 331–62 , at 334 . 5. On his medical writings see N.
Author: Peter Adamson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sara Confalonieri presents an overview of Cardano’s mathematical treatises and, in particular, discusses the writings that deal with cubic equations. The author gives an insight into the latest of Cardano’s algebraic works, the De Regula Aliza (1570), which displays the attempts to overcome the difficulties entailed by the casus irreducibilis. Notably some of Cardano's strategies in this treatise are thoroughly analyzed. Far from offering an ultimate account of De Regula Aliza, by one of the most outstanding scholars of the 16th century, the present work is a first step towards a better understanding.
Gerolamo Cardano's De Regula Aliza Sara Confalonieri.    Huguetan and Marci Antonii ... Jerome Cardan. The life of Girolamo Cardano, of Milan, physician. Chapman and Hall, 1854. Edited by Henry Morley.  Girolamo Cardano.
Author: Sara Confalonieri
This monograph is the first to analyze Julius Caesar Scaliger’s Exotericae Exercitationes (1557). In order to make this late-Renaissance work accessible to modern readers, Kuni Sakamoto conducted a detailed textual analysis and revealed the basic tenets of Scaliger’s philosophy.
“The Arguments against the Immortality of the Soul in De immortalitate animorum of Girolamo Cardano.” Bruniana & Campanelliana 13 (2007): 57–77. ———. “Averroistic Themes in Girolamo Cardano's De Immortalitate Animorum.
Author: Kuni Sakamoto
This book partakes of a long tradition of dream interpretation, but, at the same time, is unique in its cross-cultural and interdisciplinary methods and in its mix of theoretical and analytical approaches. It includes a great chronological and geographical range, from ancient Sumeria to eighteenth-century China; medieval Hispanic dream poetry to Italian Renaissance dream theory; Shakespeare to Nerval; and from Dostoevsky, through Emily Brontë, to Henry James. Rupprecht also incorporates various critical orientations including archetypal, comparative, feminist, historicist, linguistic, postmodern, psychoanalytic, religious, reader response, and self-psychology.
... this drama of transition in the focus of oneiric thought by looking at the life and work of one of its most significant actors , the original and influential Italian Renaissance theorist of dreams , Girolamo Cardano ( 1501-1576 ) .
Author: Carol Schreier Rupprecht
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Mediaevalia Lovaniensia 39Communication leads to an evolution of knowledge, and the free exchange of knowledge leads to fresh findings. In the Middle Ages things were no different. The inheritance of ancient knowledge deeply influenced medieval thought. The writings of ancient Greek philosophers such as Aristotle reached medieval readers primarily through translations. Translators made an interpretation of the source-text, and their translations became the subject of commentaries. An understanding of the complex web of relations among source-texts, translations, and commentaries reveals how scientific thinking evolved during the Middle Ages. Aristotle's Problemata, a text provoking various questions about scientific and everyday topics, amply illustrates the communication of ideas during the transition between antiquity and the Renaissance.
On Girolamo Cardano , see INGEGNO A. , Saggio sulla filosofia di Cardano , Fi- renze : La Nuova Italia , 1980 ; KESSLER E. ( ed . ) , Girolamo Cardano . Philosoph , Natur- forscher , Arzt ( Wolfenbütteler Abhandlungen zur ...
Author: Pieter de Leemans
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Cultural and intellectual dynamism often stand in close relationship to the expression of viewpoints and positions that are in tension or even conflict with one another. This phenomenon has a particular relevance for Early Modern Europe, which was heavily marked by polemical discourse. The dimensions and manifestations of this Streitkultur are being explored by an International Network funded by the Leverhulme Trust (United Kingdom). The present volume contains the proceedings of the Network's first colloquium, which focused on the forms of Renaissance conflict and rivalries, from the perspectives of history, language and literature.
Giglioni, G., “Girolamo Cardano e Giulio Cesare Scaligero: Il dibattino sul ruolo dell'anima vegetativa”, in: M. Baldi / G. Canziani (edd.),Girolamo Cardano: Le opere, le fonti, la vita, Milano 1999, 313–339.
Author: David A. Lines
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH