Keywords

Tommaso Campanella, topography, astrology, theory, metaphysics

Abstract

At the beginning of the seventeenth century the Dominican friar from Calabria, fra' Tommaso Campanella, had already solidified his anti-Aristotelian theories, had been persecuted and arrested, and was simulating madness in order to save his life while incarcerated in Naples. When Campanella conceived La Città del Sole under these circumstances in 1602, he was interpreting Telesio's naturalistic philosophy in a metaphysical manner, and was expressing in nuce the fundamental theories he would amplify two years later in Del Senso delle Cose e delle Magie.

Original Publication Citation

"Tommaso Campanella's La Citta del Sole: Topography and Astrology," ltaliana 1987, eds. Albert N. Mancini & Paolo Giordano, (River Forest, IL.: n.p., 1989), 197-207.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1989

Publisher

Italiana 1987

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

French and Italian

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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