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More Literally Out of the Ashes of Greatness

February 18, 2012
English: They burned him to ashes at the stake...

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And now I have learned, from Graham Harman, that yesterday was the 412th anniversary of the death of Giordano Bruno, by fire. What auspicious death-dates greet the birthing of this blog! Two rogue geniuses, curious characters, intrepid explorers of the cosmos, fun guys to have at a party.

I have not actually read any of Bruno’s works, though I have read  about him in books by Frances Yates and Ioan Culianu (a very interesting fellow, Culianu — I couldn’t recall his name but found it with the search “romanian eros magic murder”). Harman ranks Bruno highly as a philosopher, and Brandon Joyce of the Philadelphia Institute For Advanced Study has long been an enthusiast.

Sadly, this is not actually a representation of Bruno at the stake, but why not let it be, in your mind?

 

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