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De Docta Ignorantia

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De docta ignorantia (On learned ignorance/on scientific ignorance) is a book on philosophy and theology by Nicholas of Cusa (or Nicolaus Cusanus), who finished writing it on 12 February 1440 in his hometown of Kues, Germany. [1]

11 relations: Augustine of Hippo, Bernkastel-Kues, Bonaventure, Book, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Infinity, Nicholas of Cusa, Philosophy, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Theology, Unity of opposites.

Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine of Hippo (13 November 354 – 28 August 430) was a Roman African, early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy.

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Bernkastel-Kues is a well-known winegrowing centre on the Middle Moselle in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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Saint Bonaventure (Bonaventura; 1221 – 15 July 1274), born Giovanni di Fidanza, was an Italian medieval Franciscan, scholastic theologian and philosopher.

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A book is a series of pages assembled for easy portability and reading, as well as the composition contained in it.

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Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (24 February 1463 – 17 November 1494) was an Italian Renaissance nobleman and philosopher.

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Infinity (symbol) is a concept describing something without any bound or larger than any natural number.

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Nicholas of Cusa

Nicholas of Cusa (1401 – 11 August 1464), also referred to as Nicholas of Kues and Nicolaus Cusanus, was a German philosopher, theologian, jurist, and astronomer.

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Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (Διονύσιος ὁ Ἀρεοπαγίτης), also known as Pseudo-Denys, was a Christian theologian and philosopher of the late 5th to early 6th century, who wrote a set of works known as the Corpus Areopagiticum or Corpus Dionysiacum.

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Theology is the critical study of the nature of the divine.

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Unity of opposites

The unity of opposites is the central category of dialectics, said to be related to the notion of non-duality in a deep sense.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Docta_Ignorantia

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