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No matter what it has, it arguably is lacking some of what it should have as a specimen of its type, and it certainly lacks what other things not of its kind possess. As absolute maximum God is both unlimited and transcendent, unreachable by human conceptions that measure the limited or contracted realm of more and less. Baroque period to French Revolution. Find it on Scholar. He follows it with proposals on representation that move from representation as virtual impersonation to representation as delegation based on those represented selecting their representatives.

Named cardinal in by Eugenius IV, Cusanus was elevated to that position in by Nicholas V and was sent to Germany in as papal legate to reform the church. Nikolaus von Kues — Vordenker moderner Naturwissenschaft? What this presupposes are the requirements of any measuring, quantitative or qualitative: In seeing we are seen—this mutual relatedness is at least what the icon symbolizes.

The human mind is a parallel though limited oneness that can enfold or encompass the concepts of all it knows while unfolding them in a conceptual universe. In the church itself, tradition continued to outweigh innovation, and the idea of conciliar superiority to the pope seemed dead for centuries.

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Dissertation, Fordham University This latter role, his ‘Great Legation’ ofinvolved travel of almost miles, preaching, teaching and reforming. This is why one may not need a theory of metaphor to do justice to the Cusan project of philosophical theology.

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Return to Book Page. Dante Castilla Maldonado marked it as to-read Jan 31, Identidad en la alteridad.


Even after he changed allegiance to the side of papal supremacy, Nicholas used his ideas to argue in later brief dofta that Basel was not truly representative and that consent was cusq in the college of cardinals.

While its order mirrors the outflow from God and return to him, this book does not distinguish philosophy and theology as contemporary thinkers might, but unites them in a single overview of Neoplatonic Christian reality. What are the clues we need to connect the metaphors of likening and measuring in a complementary way?

Some twentieth-century thinking in the Roman Catholic Church has returned to and enlivened ideas about council and papacy propounded cisa Nicholas of Cusa. Views Read Edit View history.

Catholic University of America Press,pp. In he was part of an embassy sent to Constantinople to seek reconciliation of the Greek Church with Rome. And we constantly return to what we seek to understand to assess the adequacy of our conceptions and to correct any mistakes or misinterpretations in our interpretations.

His work as bishop between and — trying to impose reforms and reclaim lost diocesan revenues — was opposed by Duke Sigismund of Austria. Columbia University Press, ; P. Science Logic and Mathematics.

Nicholas of Cusa: Docta Ignorantia, a Philosophy of Infinity

In he entered the service of the archbishop of Trier and, as his secretary, received income from several benefices. God, the natural universe, Christ and human beings.

God is precisely not any of the others and so is not other or different in the way creatures are. The opposition in this case is entirely different because, though creatures are dependent functions of God and may be interdependent functions of one another, God is not a dependent function of creatures.

Therefore, since it is not possible for the world to be enclosed between a physical center and [a physical] circumference, the world—of which God is the center and the circumference—is not understood. We are to recognize and acknowledge that the divine Not-Other is both not one of the others and at once not other than any or all of them.

But the question l is whether our knowledge is derived from what is independent of mind or is in whole or part the result of the linguistic and fusa measures we learn, construct and employ in dealing with reality. Between the summer of and early he was a member of the delegation sent to Constantinople with the pope’s approval to bring back the Byzantine emperor and his representatives to the papally summoned Council of Florence ofwhich was attempting to bring the Eastern Orthodox Church into union with the Western Catholic Church.


Once Cusanus conceptualizes human knowing as measuring, he proposes that our knowledge also cannot measure exactly the essence of any limited thing. Designating God as ignorzncia Oppositeness of such opposites can take us from the distinctions and oppositions with which we are familiar to the One who is responsible for there being such oppositions. One way to think of the finite things with which we are familiar is to consider that their being limited means that they are just so much and not more.

Cusanus wrote of the enfolding of creation in God and their unfolding in creation. At the same time he rejected a calling by the newly established University of Leuven. Oneness is characteristic of God, while otherness stands for the contingent plurality and variety of limited created things.

Rudotel marked it as to-read May 27, Yet this vision of God al merely purported. There he wrote De concordantia catholicaarguing for the authority of the council over that of the pope and stressing the notions of consent and representation.

Book 2 also opens and closes with reflection on the quadrivium: But [when] functioning with thinking imagination conforms itself to things while discriminating one condition from another.

In accordance with his wishes, his cusw rests within the chapel altar at the Cusanusstift in Kues. The final fourteen years of his life saw the appearance of De visione DeiDe berylloDe possestDe li non aliudDe ludo globi —63De venatione sapientiaeCompendium and De apice theoriaemore works on mathematics and many more sermons.