Leon Abravanel, born Judah Abravanel and known as Leone Ebreo, was a Renaissance Jewish philosopher, author of the Dialoghi d’amore. Many aspects of Judah’s life and the publication of the Dialoghi remain to this day obscure. Composed of philosophical allegories and metaphors, on one side, and mythological and hermetic images, on the other, the Dialoghi is a dialogue on love between two characters, a man and a woman, Filone and Sofia, which deals with the concepts of love and desire, the idea of a love circle, and the issue of the soul’s return to God. Leone’s Dialoghi can be considered as the product of the mosaic-like cultural milieu of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy, an original philosophical discussion on love, in which Neoplatonic elements join with Aristotelian and Jewish features.

Abravanel, Leon

Comacchi, Maria Vittoria
2019

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Leon Abravanel, born Judah Abravanel and known as Leone Ebreo, was a Renaissance Jewish philosopher, author of the Dialoghi d’amore. Many aspects of Judah’s life and the publication of the Dialoghi remain to this day obscure. Composed of philosophical allegories and metaphors, on one side, and mythological and hermetic images, on the other, the Dialoghi is a dialogue on love between two characters, a man and a woman, Filone and Sofia, which deals with the concepts of love and desire, the idea of a love circle, and the issue of the soul’s return to God. Leone’s Dialoghi can be considered as the product of the mosaic-like cultural milieu of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy, an original philosophical discussion on love, in which Neoplatonic elements join with Aristotelian and Jewish features.
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