Physics and Optics in Dante’s Divine Comedy

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
The Divine Comedy is a poem of Dante Alighieri representing, allegorically, the journey of a soul towards God, in the framework of Dante’s metaphysics of the divine light. However, besides metaphysics, we can find in the poem several passages concerning the natural phenomena. Here we discuss some them, in order to investigate Dante’s knowledge of Physics and, in particular, of Optics.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
Archival date: 2016-03-01
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
2,979 ( #871 of 2,439,372 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
156 ( #3,596 of 2,439,372 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.