Renaissance Philosophy / Edition 1

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Overview

The Renaissance has long been recognized as a brilliant moment in the development of Western civilization. Little attention has been devoted, however, to the distinct contribution of philosophy to Renaissance culture. This volume introduces the reader to the philosophy written, read, taught, and debated during the period traditionally credited with the "revival of learning." Beginning with original sources still largely inaccessible to most readers, and drawing on a wide range of secondary studies, the author examines the relation of Renaissance philosophy to humanism and the universities, the impact of rediscovered ancient sources, the recovery of Plato and the Neoplatonists, and the evolving ascendancy of Aristotle. Renaissance Philosophy also explores the original contributions of major figures including Bruni, Valla, Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Pomponazzi, Machiavelli, More, Vitoria, Montaigne, Bruno, and Camapanella.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192891846
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/1992
  • Series: A History of Western Philosophy Series , #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Lexile: 1590L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 5.13 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Historical Context of Renaissance Philosophy 1
The philosophical heritage of antiquity and the Middle Ages 1
Philosophy in a Renaissance context 18
Humanism 24
Church and state 37
The Renaissance transformation of philosophy 51
2 Aristotelianism 60
Renaissance Aristotelianisms 60
Unity and diversity in the Aristotelian tradition 62
Eight Renaissance Aristotelians 76
3 Platonism 127
From Aristotle to Plato 127
Marsilio Ficino 143
Giovanni Pico and Nicholas of Cusa 163
Pious, perennial, and Platonic philosophies: Francesco Patrizi 184
4 Stoics, Sceptics, Epicureans, and Other Innovators 196
Humanism, authority, and uncertainty 196
Lorenzo Valla: language against logic 209
The simple method of Peter Ramus and its forerunners 227
The crisis of doubt 239
Justus Lipsius on a new moral code 260
Politics and moral disorder: Erasmus, More, and Machiavelli 269
5 Nature against Authority: Breaking Away from the Classics 285
Books of learning and nature 285
Giordano Bruno's philosophical passions 290
New philosophies of nature 303
6 Renaissance Philosophy and Modern Memory 329
Bibliography 358
Index 433
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