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Ficinian Influence On Henry More’s Arguments For The Soul’s Immortality

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In this chapter, the author proposes to make a small contribution in that direction by examining probable traces of Ficino's influence on the seminal Cambridge Platonist Henry More's arguments for the immortality of the soul, a doctrine as central to the latter philosopher as it was to the former, and where we would consequently expect to find a concrete influence. It considers some of the evidence for Ficinian influence in More's embryonic arguments for the soul's immortality in his early philosophical poems. The chapter takes a deeper look at how More made selective use of his Ficinian borrowings, abandoning some by the time of his mature prose works while retaining others, but putting them to uses which go beyond his Florentine source.

Keywords: Ficinian borrowings; Florentine source; Hentry More; philosopher; philosophical poems; soul immortality



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