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Models of the History of Philosophy : From Its Origins in the Renaissance to the 'historia Philosophica' - Giovanni Santinello

Models of the History of Philosophy

From Its Origins in the Renaissance to the 'historia Philosophica'

By: Giovanni Santinello (Editor), C. W. T. Blackwell (Adapted By), Philip Weller (Adapted By)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1993
ISBN: 9780792322009
Number Of Pages: 500

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Models of the History of Philosophy. From its Origins in the Renaissance to the `Historia philosophica' (a translation of a work published in 1981 in Italian - the bibliography has been updated) gives a comprehensive description of the various forms and approaches in the literature of the history of philosophy from the fifteenth to the middle of the seventeenth century. Several traditions are described, from the well known `prisca theologia' and `perennis philosophia' traditions of Marsilio Ficino and Augustino Steuco, which claimed that the Greeks got their philosophy from the East, to the unknown influence of Scepticism on the history of philosophy by the recovery of Sextus Empiricus, and the German Protestant critical attack on Greek philosophy as Atheistic which was the tradition of the history of philosophy out of which Leibniz developed. Each individual historian of philosophy is given a separate entry which includes a biography, a complete bibliography of his works, a description of his history of philosophy and ends with both an assessment of his reputation during his own time and a complete listing of recent literature on him. As a result the substantial variety in the way the history of philosophy was written and, with it, an overview of the way western civilization developed is described in detail for the first time.
For university history of literature, history of culture, history of religion and history of philosophy classes. The book can be used both for undergraduate courses (for specific reading assignments) and as background material for graduate courses. The bibliography provides important aids to many topics which have previously been almost inaccessible.

List of Abbreviations
Foreword to the English Edition
Preface to the Italian Edition
Introductionp. 1
Renaissance Antecedents to the Historiography of Philosophyp. 3
Humanism and the Historicization of Ancient Thoughtp. 3
'Prisca Theologia' and 'Perennis Philosophia'p. 14
The Renaissance Idea of Concordism in Philosophyp. 26
The Historiographical Use of Sextus Empiricus from Gianfrancesco Pico to Montaignep. 38
The Reformation Period: Historical Controversy and Interest in the History of Philosophyp. 52
Bibliographical Notep. 59
The 'Historia Philosophica' in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuriesp. 66
Prefatory Remarksp. 66
The Literature of Polyhistoryp. 72
The Pedagogical Traditionp. 86
Religious Pressuresp. 104
Anti-Aristotelianism and the Recovery of Other Philosophical Traditionsp. 116
Editions of Diogenes Laertius in the Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuriesp. 154
The First General Histories of Philosophy in England and the Low Countriesp. 161
Thomas Stanley's History of Philosophyp. 163
Thomas Stanley (1625-1678): The History of Philosophyp. 172
The 'Historia Philosophica' in the Culture of the Low Countriesp. 205
Adriaan Heereboord (1614-1659): Meletemata philosophicap. 211
Johannes Gerardus Vossius (1577-1649): De philosophorum sectisp. 222
Georg Hornius (1620-1670): Historia philosophicap. 236
Abraham de Grau (1632-1683): Specimina philosophiae veteris; Historia philosophicap. 259
The Cambridge Platonists and the History of Philosophyp. 279
Theophilus Gale (1628-1678): The Court of the Gentiles; Philosophia generalisp. 292
Thomas Burnet (c.1635-1715): Archaeologia philosophicap. 330
The History of Philosophy in Germany in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Centuryp. 371
The 'Historia Philosophica' in German Scholastic Thoughtp. 373
Introductionp. 373
Johannes Jonsius (1624-1659): De scriptoribus historiae philosophicaep. 388
Adam Tribbechow (1641-1687): De doctoribus scholasticisp. 398
Jakob Thomasius (1622-1684): Schediasma historicump. 409
Johann Michael Schwimmer (d. 1704): Academia prisca Graeciaep. 442
Henning Witte (1634-1696): Memoriae philosophorump. 445
Johann Jacob von Ryssel (d. 1732): Continuatio in Vossii librum de philosophorum sectisp. 451
Ehregott Daniel Colberg (1659-1698): Sapientia veterum Hebraeorump. 460
Index of Namesp. 477
Index of Philosophical Schools and Sectsp. 496
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ISBN: 9780792322009
ISBN-10: 0792322002
Series: Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 31st August 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.93