Renaissance Scepticisms / Edition 1

Renaissance Scepticisms / Edition 1

by Gianenrico Paganini
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402085176

ISBN-13: 9781402085178

Pub. Date: 12/12/2008

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Even if specific peces of research (on the sources or on individual authors, such as Pico, Agrippa, Erasmus, Montaigne, Sanchez etc.) have given and are still producing significant results on Renaissance scepticism, an overall synthesis comprising the entire period has not been achieved yet. No predetermined idea of that complex historical subject that is Renaissance

Overview

Even if specific peces of research (on the sources or on individual authors, such as Pico, Agrippa, Erasmus, Montaigne, Sanchez etc.) have given and are still producing significant results on Renaissance scepticism, an overall synthesis comprising the entire period has not been achieved yet. No predetermined idea of that complex historical subject that is Renaissance scepticism underlies this book, and even less we want to sacrifice the complexity of movements, personalities, tendencies and interpretations to any sort of a priori unity of theme. We acknowledge unhesitatingly that we had always though of "scepticisms" in the plural, and believe that the different contexts (philosophical, religious, cultural) in which these forms grew up must also be taken into account.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402085178
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/12/2008
Series:
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idees Series, #199
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Introduction Gianni Paganini Jose R. Maia Neto 1

Part I Before Reading Sextus

Renaissance Pyrrhonism: A Relative Phenomenon Emmanuel Naya 13

Self-Knowledge, Scepticism and the Quest for a New Method: Juan Luis Vives on Cognition and the Impossibility of Perfect Knowledge Lorenzo Casini 33

Part II Scepticism, Reformation and Counter-Reformation

The Issue of Reformation Scepticism Revisited: What Erasmus and Sebastian Castellio Did or Did Not Know Irena Backus 61

Tutius ignorare quam scire: Cornelius Agrippa and Scepticism Vittoria Perrone Compagni 91

Pedro de Valencia's Academica and Scepticism in Late Renaissance Spain John Christian Laursen 111

Part III Four Renaissance Sceptics

Inter Alias Philosophorum Gentium Sectas, Et Humani, Et Mites: Gianfrancesco Pico and the Sceptics Gian Mario Cao 125

Humanus Animus Nusquam Consistit: Doctor Sanchez's Diagnosis of the Incurable Human Unrest and Ignorance Agostino Lupoli 149

Montaigne and Plutarch: A Scepticism That Conquers the Mind Nicola Panichi 183

Charron's Academic Sceptical Wisdom Jose R. Maia Neto 213

Part IV Three Reactions to Scepticism

Giordano Bruno on Scepticism Tristan Dagron 231

The Sceptical Evaluation of Techne and Baconian Science Bernardo J. de Oliveira Jose R. Maia Neto 249

Tommaso Campanella: The Reappraisal and Refutation of Scepticism Gianni Paganini 275

Index of Names 305

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