Synopses & Reviews
Giordano Bruno is a biography written by J. Lewis McIntyre about the life of the Italian philosopher, theologian, and astronomer of the same name. The book delves into the fascinating and tumultuous life of Bruno, who lived during the 16th century and was known for his controversial ideas on religion, science, and the universe.The book begins with Bruno's early life in Italy and his education in various religious orders, including the Dominican and Franciscan orders. McIntyre then explores Bruno's travels throughout Europe, where he encountered many influential figures such as Sir Philip Sidney and Queen Elizabeth I. During this time, Bruno developed his own unique philosophical and scientific beliefs, which often put him at odds with the established religious and academic institutions of the time.The book also covers Bruno's imprisonment and trial by the Roman Catholic Church for heresy, which ultimately led to his execution by burning at the stake in 1600. McIntyre provides a detailed account of Bruno's trial and the events leading up to his death, as well as the impact that his ideas had on future generations of thinkers.Overall, Giordano Bruno is a comprehensive and engaging biography that sheds light on the life and ideas of one of the most controversial and influential figures of the Renaissance era. McIntyre's writing is accessible and informative, making this book an excellent choice for anyone interested in philosophy, science, or the history of ideas.This volume attempts to do justice to a philosopher who has hardly received the consideration he deserves. He is recognized by the more liberal-minded among Italians as the greatest and most daring thinker their country has produced. He has been recognized as the prophet, if not as the actual founder, of modern philosophy, and as one of the earliest apostles of freedom of thought and of speech in modern times. Part I of the book covers the life of Bruno; Part II his philosophy. Sources of the Philosophy; Foundations of Knowledge; Infinite Universe�������The Mirror of God; Nature and the Living Worlds; The Last and the Least Things: Atoms and Soul-Monads; Practical Philosophy of Bruno; Higher Life; Positive Religions and the Religion of Philosophy; Bruno in the History of Philosophy.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.
Table of Contents
Pt. 1. Life of Bruno -- pt. 2. Philosophy of Bruno.