Renaissance Philosophy

Paperback | April 1, 1993

byBrian P. Copenhaver, Charles B. Schmitt

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The Renaissance has long been recognized as a brilliant moment in the development of Western civilization. However, little attention has been devoted to the distinct contributions 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'. The authors examine 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 majorfigures including Bruni, Valla, Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Pomponazzi, Machiavelli, More, Vitoria, Montaigne, Bruno, and Campanella. Renaissance Philosophy demonstrates the uses of ancient and medieval philosophy by Renaissance thinkers, and throws light on the early modern origins of modern philosophy.

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This book 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, P...

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The Renaissance has long been recognized as a brilliant moment in the development of Western civilization. However, little attention has been devoted to the distinct contributions of philosophy to Renaissance culture. This volume introduces the reader to the philosophy written, read, taught,and debated during the period traditionally c...

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This book 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, P...

Brian Copenhaver is Professor of History and Philosophy and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. His books include: Hermetica (Ed, with T. Hermes, CUP 1992). Charles Schmitt, who died in Padua in 1986, was lecturer in History of Science and Philosophy at the Warburg Insti...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. The Historical Context of Renaissance Philosophy2. Aristotelianism3. Platonism4. Stoics, Sceptics, Epicureans, and Other Innovators5. Nature against Authority: Breaking Away from the Classics6. Renaissance Philosophy and Modern MemoryBibliography; Index

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This book 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 Campanella.

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'After the present work philosophers will have far less excuse for overlooking a period in which a number of issues which were to be discussed energetically in the twentieth century were already a subject of keen debate.'Alastair Hamilton, University of Amsterdam, Heythrop Journal