Meditations on the Soul
Selected Letters of Marsilio Ficino
ISBN10: 0892816589 ISBN13: 9780892816583 Contributors: Ficino, Marsilio Publisher: Inner Traditions Published: Nov 1 1997 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
The problems that taxed the minds of people during the Renaissance were much the same as those confronting us today. In their perplexity many deep-thinking people sought the advice of Marsilio Ficino, the leader of the Platonic Academy in Florence, and through his letters he advised them, encouraged them, and sometimes reproved them. Ficino was utterly fearless in expressing what he knew to be true. His letters cover the widest range of topics, mixing philosophy and humor, compassion and advice, and offering a profound glimpse into the soul of the Renaissance.This is the only accessible collection of Ficino's writings available in English.