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Time, History, And Providence In The Philosophy Of Nicholas Of Cusa, Jason Aleksander May 2014

Time, History, And Providence In The Philosophy Of Nicholas Of Cusa, Jason Aleksander

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Although Nicholas of Cusa occasionally discussed how the universe must be understood as the unfolding of the absolutely infinite in time, he left open questions about any distinction between natural time and historical time, how either notion of time might depend upon the nature of divine providence, and how his understanding of divine providence relates to other traditional philosophical views. From texts in which Cusanus discussed these questions, this paper will attempt to make explicit how Cusanus understood divine providence. The paper will also discuss how Nicholas of Cusa’s view of the question of providence might shed light on ...