|Author:||Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464.|
|Title:||The idiot: in four books. The first and second of wisdome. The third of the minde. The fourth of statick experiments, or experiments of the ballance. By the famous and learned C. Cusanus.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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The idiot: in four books. The first and second of wisdome. The third of the minde. The fourth of statick experiments, or experiments of the ballance. By the famous and learned C. Cusanus.
Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464.
London: Printed for VVilliam Leake, and are to be sold at the signe of the Crowne in Fleet-street, betweene the two Temple gates, 1650.
|Alternate titles:||Idiota. English|
THE FIRST BOOK
The second Booke of the Idiot.
The Third Book, concern∣ing the Mind.
CHAP. I. How the Philosopher came unto the Idiot to learn something of the nature of the Mind. How the Mind is of it self the Mind, and by its Office the Soul, and hath its name from measuring.
CHAP. II. How there is a naturall word, and another imposed according to it; and how there is a simple beginning, which is the Art of arts; and how the eternal Art of the Philosophers is complicated.
CHAP. III. How the Philosophers are to be understood, and accorded; of the name, of God and precisi∣on; how one precise name being known, all are known; of the sufficience of things knowable; and how the conception of God, and our conception do differ.
CHAP. IV. How our mind is not the explication, but a certaine image of the eternall complication: how those things that are after the mind are not such an image. How the mind is without notions, and yet hath a conere ate judgement; and why the body it necessary for it.
CHAP. V. How the minde is a living substance, created in the body; and of the manner how; whe∣ther ther reason be in bruit beast: and how the living minde is the description of the eter∣nall wisdome.
CHAP. VI. How wise men, in a simbolical kind of speak∣ing, have called number the samplar of things; of the wonderful nature thereof. And how it is from the mind, and the incorru∣ptibility of Essences. And how the mind is an harmony, a number moving it self, a compisition of the same and that which is divers.
CHAP. VII. How the minde of it selfe workes out the formes of things, by way of assimilati∣on; and reacheth absolute possibilitie or mat∣ter.
CHAP. VIII. How it is the same thing, to the mind to con∣ceive, to understand notions, and to make assimilations. And how sensations are made, according to the naturalists.
CHAP. IX. How the mind measureth all things by making a point, a line, and a surface: how one point it both the complication and explication of a line, and of the nature of complication; and how it makes adequate measure of di∣vers things: and by what it is stirred up to do it.
CHAP. X. How the comprehension of the truth, is in multitude and magnitude.
CHAP. XI. How all things in God are in a trinity, and likewise in our minde: and how our minde is compounded of the severall manners of comprehending.
CHAP. XII. How the understanding in all men is not one: and how the number of seperated minds is not numerable by us, but known to God.
CHAP. XIII. How that which Plato called the soul of the worlds and Aristotle nature, is God which worketh all things in all things? and how he crealeth the mind in us.
CHAP. XIV. How the mind is said to come down from the milky way, through the planets to the body, and so to returne: and how the notions of separated spirits are indelible, and ours de∣lible.
CHAP. XV. How our minde is immortally, and imor∣ruptible.
The fourth Booke concer∣ning statick Experiments; OR, Experiments of the Ballance.
Printed or Sold by Will. Leak at the signe of the Crown in Fleet-street, between the two Temple Gates,
These Bookes following.