Yet it cannot be expected that every man should accept the faith without reasoning; and here ficino found a place for Platonism.
The importance of ficino's contributions to philosophy consists in the impulse he communicated to Platonic studies.
He was also one of the Platonic Academy that ficino assembled around him.
Even ficino believed in horoscopes and planetary influences; so did Cardan at a later date.
ficino was forty-four years of age when he finished the translation of Plato's works into Latin.
What Pico and ficino attempted in philosophical treatises, the poets sought to effect by form.
The meteor lights of Savonarola, Pico, and ficino had blazed across the sky and vanished.
Undoubtedly ficino was the centre of the Accademia and one of the greatest scholarly influences of the time.
Painting, in the work of Raphael, accomplished a more vital harmony than philosophy in the writings of Pico and ficino.
It is not improbable that Pulci derived some of the ideas from ficino, but the style is entirely his own.