Aurelio o el epicureísmo : una lectura crítica del "Diálogo de la dignidad del hombre" de Hernán Pérez de Oliva en su contexto europeo

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This article analyzes the speech of the character of Aurelio in the Dialogue on the Dignity of Man by Hernán Pérez de Oliva, considered in two related contexts: the European miseria hominis tradition and Epicurean theological anthropology, whose literary manifestation may be said to begin with some late fifteenth-century texts. The distinction between Christian penitential conceptions of human suffering and the merciless Epicurean ideas, which deny the existence of divine providence, compel us to reinterpret this dialogue and reconsider the unique place that Oliva's work occupies within contemporary letters.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)105-138
Number of pages34
JournalStudia Aurea
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Hernán Pérez de Oliva
  • Misèria de l'home
  • Dignitat humana
  • Epicureisme
  • Misery of man
  • Dignity of man
  • Epicureism
  • Christian anthropolog
  • Diálogo de la dignidad del hombre
  • Miseria hominis
  • Dignitas hominis
  • Epicureísmo
  • Antropología teológica

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