The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy

The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy

by Ernst Cassirer
     
 

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This thought-provoking classic investigates how the Renaissance spirit fundamentally questioned and undermined medieval thought. Of value to students of literature, political theory, history of religious and Reformation thought, and the history of science.See more details below

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This thought-provoking classic investigates how the Renaissance spirit fundamentally questioned and undermined medieval thought. Of value to students of literature, political theory, history of religious and Reformation thought, and the history of science.

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<:st> Cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed./> and considered a classic in its field, this volume by Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945) is a reprint of a book originally translated from German and published by Harper & Row, New York, 1963. It describes the interdependence of philosophy, language, art, and science in the thought of Renaissance thinkers Da Vinci, Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Pico della Mirandola, among others. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780486414386
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/02/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945) was a philosopher and historian of philosophy. He taught at Friedrich Wilhelm University and the University of Hamburg, where he was Leo Strauss’s dissertation advisor, before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933. In exile, he lectured at Oxford, Sweden’s Gothenburg University, Yale, and Columbia. His better-known works include the three-volume Philosophy of Symbolic Forms and The Myth of the State.

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