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Early Modern philosophers and the Renaissance legacy / Cecilia Muratori, Gianni Paganini, editors.

  • Switzerland : Springer Verlag, [2016]
  • ©2016
vi, 298 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Archives internationales d'histoire des idées ; 220. [More in this series]
  • International archives of the history of ideas = Archives internationales d'histoire des idées, 0066-6610 ; 220
Summary note:
"When does Renaissance philosophy end, and Early Modern philosophy begin? Do Renaissance philosophers have something in common, which distinguishes them from Early Modern philosophers? And ultimately, what defines the modernity of the Early Modern period, and what role did the Renaissance play in shaping it? The answers to these questions are not just chronological. This book challenges traditional constructions of these periods, which partly reflect the prejudice that the Renaissance was a literary and artistic phenomenon, rather than a philosophical phase. The essays in this book investigate how the legacy of Renaissance philosophers persisted in the following centuries through the direct encounters of subsequent generations with Renaissance philosophical texts. This volume treats Early Modern philosophers as joining their predecessors as &conversation partners&: the &conversations& in this book feature, among others, Girolamo Cardano and Henry More, Thomas Hobbes and Lorenzo Valla, Bernardino Telesio and Francis Bacon, René Descartes and Tommaso Campanella, Giulio Cesare Vanini and the anonymous Theophrastus redivivus."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Renaissance and Early Modern philosophy: mobile frontiers and established outposts / Cecilia Muratori and Gianni Paganini -- What&s wrong with doing history of Renaissance philosophy? Rudolph Goclenius and the canon of Early Modern philosophy / Guido Giglioni -- Italian Renaissance love theory and the general scholar in the seventeenth century / Stephen Clucas -- The critique of scholastic language in Renaissance humanism and Early Modern philosophy / Lodi Nauta -- Henry More and Girolamo Cardano / Sarah Hutton -- From "attractio" and "impulsus" to motion of liberty: rarefaction and condensation, nature and violence in Cardano, Francis Bacon, Glisson and Hale / Silvia Manzo -- Telesio among the Novatores: Telesio&s reception in the seventeenth century / Daniel Garber -- Looking at an Earth-like moon and living on a Moon-like Earth in Renaissance and Early Modern thought / Natacha Fabbri -- Descartes, the humanists and the perfection of the human being / Emmanuel Faye -- The return of Campanella: La Forge versus Cureau de la Chambre / Emanuela Scribano -- From animal happiness to human unhappiness: Cardano, Vanini, Theophrastus redivivus (1659) / Cecilia Muratori -- Ethics, politics, and friendship in Bacon&s Essays (1625): between past and future / Annalisa Ceron -- Thomas Hobbes against the Aristotelian account of the virtues and his Renaissance source Lorenzo Valla / Gianni Paganini -- Debating "greatness" from Machiavelli to Burton / Sara Miglietti -- John Upton from political liberty to critical liberty: the moral and political implications of ancient and Renaissance studies in the Enlightenment / John Christian Laursen -- A story in the history of scholarship: the rediscovery of Tommaso Campanella / Germana Ernst.
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  • 3319326023
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