Pico’s View of Man: Angelic or Brutish?

2 pages | 450 words

In "On the Dignity of Man", Giovanni Pico della Mirandola argues that man is a free being because he has many gods within him and can choose whatever he wills. This controversial view led to Pico's excommunication by the Church, but his nine hundred theses on the topic were debated by some of the most prominent thinkers of his time.