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Metaphysics - Renaissance

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  • Basil Valentine (1565 - 1624)
    Basil Valentine is the Anglicised version of the name Basilius Valentinus, ostensibly a 15th-century alchemist, possibly Canon of the Benedictine Priory of Saint Peter in Erfurt, Germany but more lik...
  • Giuseppe Francesco Borri (1627 - 1695)
    Giuseppe Francesco Borri (4 May 1627, in Milan – 20 August 1695, in Rome) was an alchemist, prophet, freethinker, physician and eye doctor.
  • Daniel Cramer (1568 - 1637)
    D. theol. stellv. General-Superintendent a.D., Oberhofprediger and St. Marien und Präpositus in der Alt-Stettinschen Synode, bes. die Schule zu Reetz und Landsberg an der Warthe, Pädagogium zu Stettin,...
  • Johann Arndt (1555 - 1621)
    Johann Arndt (or Arnd; 27 December 1555 – 11 May 1621) was a German Lutheran theologian who wrote several influential books of devotional Christianity. Although reflective of the period of Lutheran O...
  • Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)
    Marsilio Ficino (Latin name: Marsilius Ficinus; 19 October 1433 – 1 October 1499) was an Italian scholar and Catholic priest who was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Ita...

Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of consciousness and existence. In popular usage the word refers loosely to a number of non-traditional belief systems and spiritual practices.

This project includes key metaphysical wirters and teachers of the Renaissance.

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