FROM ADAM KADMON TO POLY-HYPOSTATIC ADAM IN RENAISSACE THOUGHT

  • Citeia, A.
  • Cacioianu, V.
Abstract:
Our study aim to identify the main sources of individualism, in Renaissance. We have established the conceptual relationships between greek Christian terms hypostas-enhypostas-parahypostas-polyhypostas and their metamorphosis under the influence of iudaic and gnostic philosophy. We are sketching the typology of the individual, reflected in symbolic portraiture of Adam. The individualism excludes any form of constraint and impose with necessity the idea of authenticity. We can observe the deconstruction of the essential individual identity, centered on the ego divinity axis or on the ego self in Renaissance and the reconstruction of a para-hypostatic identity, according to individual liberty. The anagnost individualism of Pico is defined with the meaning of the detachment from the dogmatic thinking, of the familiarization with philosophical schools, in their interlacing, and of formulating one’s own opinion. The individualism of Pico has two hypostases: the one of autonomous individualism, resulted from the free will and from the possibility of metamorphosing between the poles of ignorance and knowledge, and the unification with the divine reason and a subsistent, enipostatic individualism, built around the idea of meeting the Divinity in a subjective space. To understand the poly-hypostatic identity it is usefull the approach in the area of anthropologic studies. According to this, the individual models his identity starting from the ontological premises represented by the grid of self reading, conditioned by the appartenance to a certain cultural archetipology, in our case- christian, iudaic, gnostic. The poly-hypostatic identity may be defined as unique identity, diversified according to the case, as metamorphosis of an primary adamic identity in new, successive identities, or as correlation of distinct identities, manifested in different contexts. The individualism of Pico is built on the idea of demiurgic capacities and of the freedom of defining the own existential axis in a space delimited right from the moment of Genesis. We have divided our study in four subchapters: Christian sources, Iudaic sources, Pico della Mirandola and the confluences of philosophical sources in ”Oratio de hominis dignitate” and the symbolic portraiture of Adam in Renaissance.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
identity; individualism; typology; archetipology; hypostas; Adam; paintings.
Volume:
6
SGEM Book title:
6th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts and Humanities ISCAH 2019
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts and Humanities - ISCAH
Pages:
469-476
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
22 - 24 October, 2019
ISBN:
978-619-7408-96-6
ISSN:
2682-9940
Conference:
6th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts and Humanities ISCAH 2019, 22 - 24 October, 2019
DOI:
10.5593/SWS.ISCAH.2019.2/S18.060
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