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The De Subtilitate of Girolamo Cardano

The De Subtilitate of Girolamo Cardano

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This is the first complete translation of De Subtilitate into English. It is a great scholarly achievement. The rendering into modern English of Cardano’s obscure Latin is impeccable.


Gerolamo Cardano was an Italian polymath whose interests and proficiencies ranged through those of mathematician, physician, biologist, physicist, chemist, astrologer, astronomer, philosopher, writer, and gambler. The book first appeared in 1560
The book comes as a two-volume set in hardcover.


In an online review, Cardano is described as a "somewhat eccentric genius; his range of inquiry was vast."
The title of the book translates as On the Subtle Things.


The book offers an incomparable survey of contemporary thought which should interest all serious students of Renaissance philosophy and learning.