Journal title RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA
Author/s Valentina Zaffino
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/1 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 1-18 File size 225 KB
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Marsilio Ficino and the Anti-Averroist Debate on Providence. This article aims to reconstruct Aristotle’s influence on Marsilio Ficino’s Theologia Platonica, focusing especially on the theme of providence. First, it highlights the "platonization" that Aristotelianism underwent during the 15th century, not least at the hands of Ficino himself. Despite Averroes’ misguided interpretation of various Aristotelian treatises, Ficino nonetheless countenanced the possibility of philosophical harmony between Plato and Aristotle, although the latter had a propaedeutic function with respect to the study of the former. Second, this article focuses on the notion of providence, at least as it was understood by Ficino. Therefore, the research considers how in explicit reference to the pseudo-Aristotelian treatise De mundo, Ficino credited Aristotle with a providentialist theory, accepting a thesis which during the Renaissance was believed to be Aristotelian. Ficino’s acceptance and reinterpretation of this position is here investigated in detail.
Keywords: Marsilio Ficino, Aristotle, Platonism, Providence, Free Will.
Valentina Zaffino, Marsilio Ficino e il dibattito antiaverroista sulla provvidenza in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 1/2022, pp 1-18, DOI: 10.3280/SF2022-001001