This essay explores the tension between two moral paradigms ascribed to Plato and zealously embraced by medieval thinkers, especially Petrarch: virtue is realised when, having perceived cosmic music, humans strive to attune to it; yet, at the same time, virtue is perfected in silence.
|Title of host publication||The intellectual dynamism of the High Middle Ages|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publisher||Amsterdam University Press|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|