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The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy

by James Hankins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521608937

ISBN-13: 9780521608930

Pub. Date: 10/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy provides an introduction to a complex period of change in the subject matter and practice of philosophy. The philosophy of the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries is often seen as transitional between the scholastic philosophy of the Middle Ages and modern philosophy, but the essays collected here, by a

Overview

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy provides an introduction to a complex period of change in the subject matter and practice of philosophy. The philosophy of the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries is often seen as transitional between the scholastic philosophy of the Middle Ages and modern philosophy, but the essays collected here, by a distinguished international team of contributors, call these assumptions into question, emphasizing both the continuity with scholastic philosophy and the role of Renaissance philosophy in the emergence of modernity. They explore the ways in which the science, religion, and politics of the period reflect and are reflected in its philosophical life, and they emphasize the dynamism and pluralism of a period which saw both new perspectives and enduring contributions to the history of philosophy. This will be an invaluable guide for students of philosophy, intellectual historians, and all who are interested in Renaissance thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521608930
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures     vii
Acknowledgments     viii
Notes on contributors     ix
Chronology     xii
Introduction   James Hankins     1
Continuity and Revival     11
The philosopher and Renaissance culture   Robert Black     13
Humanism, scholasticism, and Renaissance philosophy   James Hankins     30
Continuity and change in the Aristotelian tradition   Luca Bianchi     49
The revival of Platonic philosophy   Christopher S. Celenza     72
The revival of Hellenistic philosophies   Jill Kraye     97
Arabic philosophy and Averroism   Dag Nikolaus Hasse     113
How to do magic, and why: philosophical prescriptions   Brian P. Copenhaver     137
Toward Modern Philosophy     171
Nicholas of Cusa and modern philosophy   Dermot Moran     173
Lorenzo Valla and the rise of humanist dialectic   Lodi Nauta     193
The immortality of the soul   Paul Richard Blum     211
Philosophy and the crisis of religion   Peter Harrison     234
Hispanic scholastic philosophy   John P. Doyle     250
Newvisions of the cosmos   Miguel A. Granada     270
Organizations of knowledge   Ann M. Blair     287
Humanistic and scholastic ethics   David A. Lines     304
The problem of the prince   Eric Nelson     319
The significance of Renaissance philosophy   James Hankins     338
Brief biographies of Renaissance philosophers     346
Bibliography     361
Index     401

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