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8.11.2022, 15:00-The origin and destiny of the soul: Dante and Islamic culture between contiguity and distance

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8.11.2022, 15:00-The origin and destiny of the soul: Dante and Islamic culture between contiguity and distance

Seminar series “Literature and texts” / Lecture module “Cultural studies”


Classroom 4 – Building D


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Abstract
The intervention places at the center of the theory of the soul in Dante the lectio given by Stazio in canto XXV of Purgatory (vv. 37-108), where some speculative contents of Greek-Islamic origin and mediated by Latin sources (Alberto Magno, Tommaso d’Aquino) have significant points of affinity with the ideas of Avicenna, but diverge from the theories of Averroè, even from the poet among the limbicles endowed with the Aristotelian virtue of megalopsychìa. The doctrinal articulations of this different option will be studied in depth, according to a hermeneutic path that indeed highlights the philosophical and theological presuppositions, but arrives at the ultimate reasons, albeit delayed, of a prevalently metaliterary nature, so paradoxically the two Arab thinkers, in indirect and oppositional confrontation, become functional to a more solid, original and credible structural basis of the poem.


Speaker
Alberto Granese
University of Salerno


Coordinator
Rosa Giulio
University of Salerno

Course Info

Course Start Date 08/11/2022
Course End Date 08/11/2022
Time15:00-17:00

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