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De Monade numero et figura, 1591

First edtition of the second work of Bruno's "Frankfurt trilogy," published in 1591. Here Bruno discusses the concepts of traditional Pythagorean number symbolism, defining and commenting on the accepted meanings of the numbers from 1 to 10. His emphasis on the monad, refered to in the title, links this work with monadic or atomistic theories proposed in the first work of the trilogy, De triplici minimo et mensura.

W. Pagel cites this work for Bruno's exposition of his philosophy of circles, the circularity of natural processes, and the centrality of the heart in the microcosm.

Three preliminary leaves and last leaf restored in facsimile.


ID: 2009-00009
Bruno, Giordano

MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Bound; QUANTITY: 1 vol.

Topics: History of Science

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