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All EventsLecture 'Religion, Science, and Literature in the Middle Ages and in Early Modernity: The Divine Comedy' by Joachim Küpper

Lecture ' Religion, Science, and Literature in the Middle Ages and in Early Modernity: The Divine Comedy ' by Joachim Küpper

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On September 19 a lecture 'Religion, Science, and Literature in the Middle Ages and in Early Modernity: The Divine Comedy' by Joachim Küpper (Freie Universität Berlin) will be held at HSE. The event is organised by HSE School of Philology

Abstract:
In a first section, this talk will present some general reflections concerning the relation between religion, science and the arts, considered from a functional perspective. It will then proceed to commenting on the attitude towards science and the rational exploration of the world as it developed in concomitance with the emergence of (Judaeo-Christian) monotheism. In a third section, the paper will illustrate the relevant positions by commenting on passages taken from the canto Inferno 26 of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Dante’s text will serve as a basis that allows distinguishing the specifically medieval attitude towards science from an early modern one.

Start time: 18.00

Address: 21/4 Staraya Basmannaya, room 503

Everyone interested is welcome.
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