THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Influence of antique ideas on Leonardo da Vinci as philosopher

2012. №4, pp. 428-433

Mitaleva Marina V. - postgraduate student, Astrakhan State University, 20а Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia,

Article contains the analysis of influence of antique ideas for content and method of statement of Leonardo da Vinci’s philosophical outlooks. This influence under study is shown by use of esthetic and ontological ideas, and also the images borrowed from theoretical heritage of philosophers of Antiquity and assimilated by him in the renaissance manner; article defines the role of classical rhetoric in the philosophical experience of Leonardo da Vinci.

Key words: Leonardo da Vinci,Ancient philosophy,Renaissance philosophy,Microcosm,Classical rhetoric.