On Human Worth and Excellence


      On Human Worth and Excellence
Giannozzo Manetti 1396 1459 was a celebrated diplomat, historian, philosopher, and humanist scholar of the early Renaissance who mastered ancient Greek and Hebrew as well as classical Latin In this treatise, dedicated to Alfonso of Aragon, King of Naples, Manetti addresses a question central to the anthropology of the Renaissance what are the moral, intellectual, and spiritual capabilities of the unique amalgam of body and soul that constitutes human nature The treatise takes issue with a popular work of medieval asceticism, On the Misery of the Human Condition,written by none other than Innocent III, one of the greatest of medieval popes The pope s diatribe expresses a revulsion against human nature and argues for the futility of ambition, the emptiness of pleasures, and the ultimate worthlessness of human achievements Manetti s treatise presents a comprehensive refutation of the pope s pessimism, sometimes citing the achievements of the Renaissance as evidence for the potential divinity of human nature and its extraordinary capabilities This edition contains the first complete translation into English. Free Read On Human Worth and Excellence [ author ] Giannozzo Manetti [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • On Human Worth and Excellence
  • Giannozzo Manetti
  • 10 November 2019
  • 0674984587

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