Searching for the Routes of Philosophy: Marsilio Ficino on Heraclitus

Georgios STEIRIS


Marsilio Ficino is well known for his efforts to expand the philosophical canon of his time. He exhibited great interest in Platonism and Neoplatonism, but also endeavoured to recover understudied philosophical traditions of the ancient world. In his Theologia platonica de immortalitate animorum, he commented on the Presocratics. Ficino thought of the Presocratics as authorities and possessors of undisputed wisdom. This article seeks to explore the way in which Ficino treated the philosophy of Heraclitus in the Theologia platonica in order to formulate his own philosophical ideas.

Keywords/Palabras clave

Presocratics, Heraclitus, Ficino, Renaissance Philosophy.

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