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Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 052184648X

ISBN-13: 9780521846486

Edition: 2007

Authors: James Hankins

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $117.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 452
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

James Hankins is Professor of History, Harvard University. He is the General Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library.

List of figures
Acknowledgments
Notes on contributors
Chronology
Introduction
Continuity and Revival
The philosopher and Renaissance culture
Humanism, scholasticism, and Renaissance philosophy
Continuity and change in the Aristotelian tradition
The revival of Platonic philosophy
The revival of Hellenistic philosophies
Arabic philosophy and Averroism
How to do magic, and why: philosophical prescriptions
Toward Modern Philosophy
Nicholas of Cusa and modern philosophy
Lorenzo Valla and the rise of humanist dialectic
The immortality of the soul
Philosophy and the crisis of religion
Hispanic scholastic philosophy
New visions of the cosmos
Organizations of knowledge
Humanistic and scholastic ethics
The problem of the prince
The significance of Renaissance philosophy
Brief biographies of Renaissance philosophers
Bibliography
Index