La tradizione filosofica dall’antico al moderno
History of Philosophy from the Ancient to the Modern Age
Autore / Author: Renato de Filippis
Affiliazione / Author affiliation: Università degli Studi di Salerno
Titolo / Title: Philosophus e philosophia in Pier Damiani: una nuova prospettiva per un antico problema
Abstract: This article proposes an analysis of the use and value of the terms ‘philosophia’ and ‘philosophus’ in Peter Damian’s works. Despite a remarkable number of ‘negative’ occurrences, the two words are also used in a ‘positive’ sense, especially in the sermo VI, devoted to the figure of Saint Eleuchadius, a pagan philosopher who converted himself to the Christian truth and put his intellectual competencies at the service of the Church. Contradicting the standard image of Peter Damian as ‘anti-dialectician’, Eleuchadius’ case shows how the cardinal-bishop of Ostia could accept the idea of a Christian philosopher, following the Augustinian interpretation of the biblical “Gold of the Egyptians” (Ex 12).
Keywords: Peter Damian; Saint Eleuchadius; Christian philosophy; anti-dialectic.
English title: Philosophus and Philosophia in Peter Damian: A New Perspective on an Ancient Problem
Anno / Volume: VIII
Fascicolo / Issue: 1-2
Pagine / Pages: 176-203
Pubblicazione / Publication date: 01/12/2021
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