1st Edition

Dante and Epicurus
A Dualistic Vision of Secular and Spiritual Fulfilment

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ISBN 9780367600105
September 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores Dante's reception and polemical representation of Epicureanism, and the light this sheds on his dualistic theory of the secular and spiritual hemispheres of human conduct. It also addresses a significant gap in Dante scholarship.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Homo […] est medium duorum emisperiorum Dante and Epicurus 1. Dante's Reception of Epicureanism 2. Dante's Epicureanism and the Emergence of Secular Man The Epicurean Axis of Inferno X 3. The Secular and Spiritual Hemispheres of Inferno X 4. Epicurean Mortalism and Christian Faith Ante-Purgatory and Dante’s Dualism 5. The Virtuous Pagans 6. The Horizon between Pagan Reason and Christian Faith 7. Conclusion

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