Wednesday, May 01, 2013

'The universe is then one, infinite, immobile.... It is not capable of comprehension and therefore is endless and limitless, and to that extent infinite and indeterminable, and consequently immobile.'
 Giordano Bruno (1548-1600)

For more on Bruno, see Frances Yates, Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition. Quite a bit of the book can be found at Googlebooks.

Also see Frances Yates, 'The Religious Policy of Giordano Bruno', [ ]

1 comment:

Aritra the Unready said...

I have an e-text of Frances Yates's book. Do let me know if anyone needs it. Those who are interested in early modern science and censorship could also take a look at Thomas Kuhn monumental work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions ( and Arthur Koestler's The Sleepwalkers ( I have photocopies of both, and will be happy to share them.