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This work contains three dialogues on love, desire, and the love of God, by a Jewish physician and philosopher.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-006-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Sep 7,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 547
Language: Italian
ISBN: 978-1-61719-006-3
$237.00
$142.20

This is a work of philosophical fiction by Judah Leon Abravanel, a Portuguese Jewish poet, doctor, and philosopher exiled to Italy from Spain after the Inquisition. Dialoghi d’Amore consists of three dialogues on love between Philo, who speaks for passion and desire, and Sophia, who speaks for wisdom; both represent the two parts of philosophia, philosophy. The first dialogue discusses the nature of love, and whether it is compatible with desire, crowned with an explanation of the allegory in the myth of the birth of Cupid. The second dialogue discusses the universality of love, while the third tackles the origin of love (namely the love of God). Leon combines Renaissance Platonism’s confidence in reason and interest in Greek mythology with the Jewish tradition’s emphasis on the love of God and the untranscendable importance of earthly love and desire. This edition reproduces the first edition printed posthumous in 1535.

This is a work of philosophical fiction by Judah Leon Abravanel, a Portuguese Jewish poet, doctor, and philosopher exiled to Italy from Spain after the Inquisition. Dialoghi d’Amore consists of three dialogues on love between Philo, who speaks for passion and desire, and Sophia, who speaks for wisdom; both represent the two parts of philosophia, philosophy. The first dialogue discusses the nature of love, and whether it is compatible with desire, crowned with an explanation of the allegory in the myth of the birth of Cupid. The second dialogue discusses the universality of love, while the third tackles the origin of love (namely the love of God). Leon combines Renaissance Platonism’s confidence in reason and interest in Greek mythology with the Jewish tradition’s emphasis on the love of God and the untranscendable importance of earthly love and desire. This edition reproduces the first edition printed posthumous in 1535.

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Leo Hebraeus

  • Mariano Lenzi a la Valorosa Madonna av Relia Petrvcci (page 7)
  • Philone, et Sophia D'Amore. Et Desi Derio Dialo Go Primo (page 9)
  • Sophia et Philone de la Co MVNITA D'Amore Dialogo Secondo (page 85)
  • Sophia, et Philone de L'Origine D'Amore Dialogo Terzo (page 237)
  • Nel primo Dialogo (page 544)