The Renaissance Platonic Theurgy from Ficino to Agrippa

Supervisor: Charles Burnett


BA English Language and Literature, University of Oxford; MA Cultural and Intellectual History 1300-1650, Warburg Institute

Merlin Cox worked as a freelance book editor before obtaining an MA in Cultural and Intellectual History at the Warburg Institute. His Ph.D. thesis examines the reception of Iamblichus's Reply to Porphyry (De mysteriis) and other texts of late antique theurgic Platonism in the work of Marsilio Ficino and Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.

Research interests: Early modern intellectual history, Platonic philosophy, history of magic and divination.

Publications: Touch Me Not!: A Most Rare Compendium of the Whole Magical Art, edited by Hereward Tilton and Merlin Cox (London: Fulgur, 2017).