268. To Hell and Back: Dante Alighieri
Italy’s greatest poet Dante Alighieri was also a philosopher, as we learn from his Convivio and of course the Divine Comedy.
This episode is dedicated to John Kleiner, the inspirational teacher with whom I had my first experience reading Dante.
• C. Ryan (trans.), Dante: the Banquet (Saratoga: 1989).
• A. Mandelbaum (trans.), The Divine Comedy of Dante Aligheri (Berkeley: 1980-84).
• E. Gilson, Dante and Philosophy, trans. D. Moore (London: 1948).
• R. Imbach, Dante, la philosophie et les laïcs (Fribourg: 1996).
• R. Jacoff (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Dante (Cambridge: 1993).
• C. Moevs, The Metaphysics of Dante’s Divine Comedy (Oxford: 2005).
• M. Santagata, Dante: the Story of his Life, trans. R. Dixon (Cambridge MA: 2016).
• J.A. Scott, Understanding Dante (Notre Dame: 2004).