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|
|Subtitle of host publication||a festschrift in honour of Professor Constant Mews|
|Publisher||Amsterdam University Press|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2019|
Anagnostou-Laoutides, E. (Accepted/In press). Attuning to the cosmos: the ethical man's mission from Plato to Petrarch. In C. Monagle (Ed.), The intellectual dynamism of the High Middle Ages: a festschrift in honour of Professor Constant Mews (pp. 1-25). Amsterdam University Press.