Humanistic Poets And Classical Philosophy

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Wilhelm Blum


The aim of the article is to show that the so-called “philosophia perennis” is valid for our modern times too. Four philosophical schools of the Hellenistic times remain influential for the following centuries: Plato and Neoplatonism, Aristotle and the Peripatetics, the Stoics and the Epicureans. We are interpreting two, only two, poems from Thomas More and Jacob Balde, and so we see the greatest possible influence of all these four ancient philosophical schools.


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Blum, W. (2016). Humanistic Poets And Classical Philosophy. ETHICS IN PROGRESS, 7(2), 82-94.
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Wilhelm Blum

PhD in Classics, retired lecturer and high school teacher. He was researcher at the IFZ Salzburg/Austria (International Research Centre for Fundamental Scientific Questions; since 2009 International Research Centre for Social Ethics) and at the University of Regensburg/Germany. Blum is prolific and successful author, e.g. Humanistische Reisen, München 2002,  Höhlengleichnisse, Bielefeld 2004.


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