Oration on the Dignity of Man: Summary, Quotes & Analysis


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Oration on the Dignity of Man was meant to be an introduction to which work?

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1. Pico's philosophy reflects some of the views of which popular Renaissance worldview?

2. Pico thought humankind can transcend its own nature to become what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study resources will gauge your comprehension of the Oration on the Dignity of Man. You'll need to know certain things for the quiz, like the work that was to come after this text and the popular worldview that reflected Pico's philosophy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to:

  • Understand what Pico thought humanity should strive for
  • Identify a statement that Pico might agree with
  • Recognize why some of his views were controversial

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills via the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Oration on the Dignity of Man
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about why Pico's views were controversial for the time in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Pico thought humanity should strive for

Additional Learning

Use this lesson to learn more about this philosopher from the period of the Italian Renaissance. The lesson is named Oration on the Dignity of Man: Summary, Quotes & Analysis, and it will adhere to the subsequent study goals:

  • Assess Pico's role as a philosopher
  • Understand what he said about mankind in his Oration
  • Recognize the importance of this text