Attuning to the cosmos

the ethical man's mission from Plato to Petrarch

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe intellectual dynamism of the High Middle Ages
Subtitle of host publicationa festschrift in honour of Professor Constant Mews
EditorsClare Monagle
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Pages1-25
Number of pages25
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019

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    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.