Caritas est Deus On Meister Eckhart’s Metaphysical Conception of Love - Roberto Vinco - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Filosofia Neo-Scolastica Vita e Pensiero

Caritas est Deus On Meister Eckhart’s Metaphysical Conception of Love

digital Caritas est Deus
On Meister Eckhart’s Metaphysical Conception of Love
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journal RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA
section Online First
title Caritas est Deus On Meister Eckhart’s Metaphysical Conception of Love
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Publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 01-2022
doi 10.26350/001050_000298
issn 0035-6247 (print) | 1827-7926 (digital)
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This paper presents Meister Eckhart’s metaphysical conception of love. In order to articulate his position, we offer an interpretation of what might be considered the core thesis of his doctrine, which can be summed up by the statement «Love is God». The interpretation of this particular position is articulated in two steps. In the first one, an explanation of the ontological framework sustaining Meister Eckhart’s conception of love is outlined. In the second  step, the particular role that love plays in this conception is analyzed. The general position which emerges is an original view combining the Christian tradition with a particular form of monistic Platonism. In this context, love appears  as the expression of the all-embracing dynamic of the transcendent divine principle.

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Metaphysics, Natural Theology, Medieval Philosophy, Eckhart, Platonism, Parmenides

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Universität Heidelberg. Email: Vinco@uni-heidelberg.de

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