»Stellae novae«

Banić-Pajnić, Erna (1998) »Stellae novae«. Prilozi za istraživanje hrvatske filozofske baštine, 24 (47-48). pp. 49-58. ISSN 0350-2791

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The paper evokes some of the early insights into the essence of the process of world image transformation in the Renaissance, painting at the fact that the analysis of several Renaissance (Neo )Platonists' works (Cusa, Petrić, Bruno) shows that the preconditions of their changed views and interpretations of the world laid in the domain of ontotheoiogical discourse. This paper adds to the account of the transformation process by painting at certain concrete events in the second half of the sixteenth century which shook the traditional interpretation of the world. It was the emerging »new stars«, as Renaissance philosophy called them, especially the star that appeared in 1572, and the comet from 1577. Three Croatian Renaissance philosophers referred to these stars in their respective works - Frane Petrić, Andrija Dudić and Juraj Dubrovčanin. Coming from different streams of thought, intellectual circles and spiritual environments, they interpreted these occurrences in different ways. It is clearly evident that these Qccurrences, and their respective interpretations, induced a re-evaluation of the traditional images of the world, and that the philosophers' conclusions also show their earlier metaphysical beliefs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Depositing User: Maja Šoštarić
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2014 12:28
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 12:28
URI: http://eprints.ifzg.hr/id/eprint/150

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