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Comenius’s Pansophia in the Context of Renaissance Neo-Platonism

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John Amos Comenius was beyond all doubt influenced by Neo-Platonic concepts, in particular, the teachings of Tommaso Campanella. In the 1640s, Comenius significantly improved upon the Campanellian theory of successive worlds by revising his original
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   omenius’s Pansophiain the Context of Renaissance Neo Platonism Jan Čížek PalackýUniversity Olomouc (CZE)Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic(CZE)University of Ostrava (CZE)Email: hon.cizek@gmail.comWeb: https://ostrava.academia.edu/JanCizek  Comenius’s pansophia Praecognitapansophica (1630s) •  JanuarerumsiveTotiuspansophiaeseminarium (1634  – 1635) • pansophia = omnisapientia, omniscientia • three books: thevisible world, Scripture, the human mind • threeways: senses, faith, reason • PansophiaeChristianaeLiber III (1639  – 1640) • pansophia = scientiauniversalis • living image of the universe ( viva universiimago ) Jan Čížek, Comenius’s Pansophia in the Context of Renaissance Neo-Platonism, ISNS Olomouc 2017  Comenius’s pansophia Pansophiaepraeludium& Conatuumpansophicorumdilucidatio (1630s) • union of philosophy and theology • seven parts 1.Prolegomena g eneralia2.Systemanotionumcommunium3.Atriumvulgi 4.Atriummedianum5.Atriumintimum6.Sanctumsanctorum7.Fonsaquarum Jan Čížek, Comenius’s Pansophia in the Context of Renaissance Neo-Platonism, ISNS Olomouc 2017  Comenius’s pansophia Pansophia in the1630s and early 1640s: • ascendant schema • from metaphysics • through the created visible world, man and his work • to the spiritual domain • the ascent culminates by reaching the eternal, the divine Jan Čížek, Comenius’s Pansophia in the Context of Renaissance Neo-Platonism, ISNS Olomouc 2017  Comenius’s pansophia • De rerum humanarum emendatione consultatio catholica [General Consultationconcerning theRestoration of Human Affairs](1644  – 1670) 1.Mundus possibilis (complete schema of all human thoughts, ideas, requests, and acts) 2.Mundus idealisseuarchetypus (God) 3.Mundus angelicus (spiritual beings) 4.Mundus materialis (elementa  , vapores  , meteora  , mineralia  , plantae  , animal  , homo ) 5.Mundus artificialis6.Mundus moralis7.Mundus spiritualis Jan Čížek, Comenius’s Pansophia in the Context of Renaissance Neo-Platonism, ISNS Olomouc 2017
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