Le corps du sage et la notion d'art (ars) dans la philosophie de Charles de Bovelles (1479-1567)

Abstract : Critics have often retained from the "De sapiente" formulations that led to believe that Bovelles promoted a highly intellectual or even intellectualist wisdom. The expression "homo artis", “man of art”, used three times in this treatise in order to portray the wise, counterattacks this reading. The notion of ars is very rich in the works of Bovelles. It covers the paradigm of the artisan which is implicit in many pages of "De sapiente", the search of a universal method in Nicholas of Cusa through “the art of conjectures” as well as the personal attempt of Bovelles to find a method that would reunite all the subject matters between them: the art of opposites. In Bovelles’ works, this notion is useful to consider the wise man because it integrates the necessity of corporeality and at the same time the ability of man to operate sense “transfers” and knowledge between different fields of knowledge. The article explores a metaphysical opuscule of Bovelles almost ignored, preserved only at the Humanist Library of Sélestat. This opuscule establishes a very tight connection between the “art” and the human body presenting them as mediations of perfection of which man is capable.
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Anne-Hélène Klinger-Dollé. Le corps du sage et la notion d'art (ars) dans la philosophie de Charles de Bovelles (1479-1567). Didier Kahn; Elsa Kammerer; Anne-Hélène Klinger-Dollé; Marine Molins; Anne-Pascale Pouey-Mounou. Textes au corps. Promenades et musardises sur les terres de Marie Madeleine Fontaine, 3 (550), Droz, 2015, Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 9782600019460. ⟨https://www.droz.org/france/fr/6295-9782600019460.html⟩. ⟨hal-01830563⟩

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