In 1588, from early spring to autumn, Giordano Bruno spent six months in Prague, living at the Spanish embassy. Here he attended at the edition of two works: De specierum scrutinio, a lullian text composed of De lam- pade combinatoria Lulliana and De compendiosa architectura, and Articuli centum et sexaginta adversus mathematicos. If the first recalled the two lullian works pub- lished by Bruno in Paris and Wittenberg, the second offered a new geomet- rical model, founded on minimum, a new conceptual object under which he brought together unity, atom and geometrical point. Thus, here he began a new theoretical season which reached its fulfillment with the Frankfurt poems, especially De triplici minimo et mensura. In this article I aim to demonstrate the intellectual framework, from Prague to Helmstedt, which supported Bruno’s philosophical searching about this new status of matter, within this peculiar theory of atomistic geometry. I focus my reflections on those students who met Bruno at Helmstedt and followed him to Padua.

GIORDANO BRUNO A PRAGA TRA LULLISMO, MATEMATICA E FILOSOFIA

MATTEOLI, MARCO
2016

Abstract

In 1588, from early spring to autumn, Giordano Bruno spent six months in Prague, living at the Spanish embassy. Here he attended at the edition of two works: De specierum scrutinio, a lullian text composed of De lam- pade combinatoria Lulliana and De compendiosa architectura, and Articuli centum et sexaginta adversus mathematicos. If the first recalled the two lullian works pub- lished by Bruno in Paris and Wittenberg, the second offered a new geomet- rical model, founded on minimum, a new conceptual object under which he brought together unity, atom and geometrical point. Thus, here he began a new theoretical season which reached its fulfillment with the Frankfurt poems, especially De triplici minimo et mensura. In this article I aim to demonstrate the intellectual framework, from Prague to Helmstedt, which supported Bruno’s philosophical searching about this new status of matter, within this peculiar theory of atomistic geometry. I focus my reflections on those students who met Bruno at Helmstedt and followed him to Padua.
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