Today he has acquired a new importance in the current debate on the ways knowledge is shared with others. In this course we’ll explore his work and how it’s influenced the arts, literature, science and technology.
Explore the work of Ramon Llull and his Ars Combinatoria
“Every philosopher has the ability to be a good mechanic.”
Ramon Llull invented a method of understanding knowledge that consisted of a complex mechanism of geometrical shapes and symbols that combine letters and concepts. It’s known as the Ars combinatoria and it was heralded as a new branch of learning with universal aspirations. The use of this mechanism, which posited the unity of the various branches of knowledge of the time, was intended to lead to peace between the religions by means of deduction, demonstration and dialogue.
Llull sought to establish a complex model of reality that encompassed the world, humankind and God as if in a vast web.
Through the course we’ll discover how Llull created this remarkable theory and understand more about his other work like the Tree of Science.
Learn about the life of Ramon Llull
As well as exploring the work of Ramon Llull we’ll also look at this visionary’s life, examining the key events and circumstances which affected his work.
Understand the impact of Ramon Llull’s work
Finally we’ll look at the ways Ramon Llull’s work has influenced huge numbers of other thinkers: from artists and writers to inventors and theorists. In particular we’ll look at how Llull’s innovative philosophy regarding networks has contributed to modern ideas in this area.