Medieval Latin Philosophical Text Reading: Cusanus
The course offers a close reading of two of Cusanus’ works: De coniecturis (On Conjectures) from 1441-2, and De visione Dei (On the Vision of God) (1453), completed at the request of the monks of the Benedictine abbey at Tegernsee. The translation will be accompanied by a running commentary, explaining the context and the importance of the writings.
Familiarity with the vocabulary and the conceptual structures of Cusanus, and thereby with late fifteenth century problems in philosophy and theology.
Preparation and class participation (60%), presentation of a chapter or an article (40%).
The course requires adequate Latin.