Canal March

Ramon Llull: images of life and thought

Amador Vega

Amador Vega, Professor of Aesthetics and Theories of the Arts at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, presents a journey through the life and work of Ramón Llull (Majorca, 1232-1316), through a series of images-miniatures from a fourteenth-century manuscript, illustrating the most important events and voyages in Llull’s life. A poet, visionary and philosopher, he wrote around 300 works in Catalan, Arabic and Latin, and was a reference for Thomas le Myésier, René Descartes, Gottfried Leibniz and Giordano Bruno. Llull proposed to write "the best book in the world against the errors of unbelievers" and invented a scientific system to demonstrate the truth about God. Instead of ideas based on faith, this system rested on universal, mathematical and astronomical principles, and employed a model based on analogy.

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