Nicholas of Cusa

(redirected from Nicholas of Cues)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Nicholas of Cues: Cusanus, Cardinal Nicholas de Cusa

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

(ˈkjuːzə)
n
(Biography) 1401–64, German cardinal, philosopher, and mathematician: anticipated Copernicus in asserting that the earth revolves around the sun
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Like previous scholars, Jasper Hopkins's interest in the text derives from its part in the controversy on the question of docta ignorantia in the fifteenth century, on whether (as maintained by Hugh of Balma) the unitive apprehension of God occurs ignorantly and 'mindlessly' without employment of the intellect, a doctrine which was opposed by Jean Gerson and Nicholas of Cues.
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.