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The Analogical Turn. Rethinking Modernity with Nicholas of Cusa.
Grand Rapids u. a.: Wm. B. Eerdmans 2013. XXVI, 241 S. = Interventions Series. Kart. US$ 38,00. ISBN 978-0-8028-6890-9.
Building upon his previous work on Nicholas of Cusa, Professor Hoff (Heythrop College, University of London) proposes in this book that Cusa’s creative integration of medieval wisdom with Renaissance innovation may help us develop »a fresh perspective on the challenges of our late modern world« (XV). H.’s reading of Cusa accords with scholars like Haubst and Longeway, who interpret Cusa within a Thomistic framework. H. departs from twentieth century readings of Cusa which paint him as a forerunner to modern science and philosophy (e. g., Cassirer), and differs, as well, from recent readings of Cusa that tend to divorce the pioneering aspects of Cusa’s philosophy from their medieval and confessional moorings (e. g., Kearney). H.’s hermeneutic is one that interweaves intuitions of ...
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