Tommaso Campanella, 1568-1639

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Biographical note

Dominican theologian, philosopher and poet.

Campanella spent twenty-seven years imprisoned. During his detention, he wrote his most important works: The Monarchy of Spain [1600], Political Aphorisms [1601], Atheismus triumphatus (Atheism Conquered, 1605-1607), Quod reminiscetur (1606?), Metaphysica [1609-1623], Theologia [1613-1624], and his most famous work, The City of the Sun (orginally written in Italian in 1602; published in Latin in Frankfurt [1623] and later in Paris [1638]). He even intervened in the first trial against Galileo Galilei with his courageous The Defense of Galileo (written in 1616, published in 1622). [more ...]

Works

  • Philosophia sensibus demonstrata (Philosophy demonstrated by the senses) [1592]
  • The Monarchy in Spain [1600]
  • Political Aforisms [1601]
  • Atheismus triumphatus [1605-1607]
  • Quod reminiscetur (1606?)
  • Metaphysica [1609-1623]
  • Theologia [1613-1624]
  • Apology for Galileo [1616]
  • The City of the Sun [1623]
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