Nicholas of Cusa

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Nicholas of Cu·sa

 (kyo͞o′zə, -sə) 1401-1464.
German prelate, scientist, and Neoplatonist philosopher who emphasized the incompleteness of human knowledge of God and nature.

Nicholas of Cusa

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(Biography) 1401–64, German cardinal, philosopher, and mathematician: anticipated Copernicus in asserting that the earth revolves around the sun
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In a series of essays exploring the complexities of medieval and early modern hermeneutics, Umberto Eco foregrounds what he describes as the "Hermetic tradition" of the "strong" Neoplatonic hermeneutic paradigm derived from the writings of Nicholas of Cues and the principals of the Florentine Academy, Pico della Mirandola, Marcilio Ficino, and Giordano Bruno.