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Renaissance Thought and its Sources - Paul Oskar Kristeller

Renaissance Thought and its Sources

Paperback Published: 15th March 1979
ISBN: 9780231045131
Number Of Pages: 347
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Renaissance Thought and Its Sources" presents the fruits of an extraordinary lifetime of scholarship: a systematic account of major themes in Renaissance philosophy, theology, science, and literature, show in their several settings. Here, in some of Paul Oskar Kristeller's most comprehensive and ambitious writings, is an exploration of the distinctive trends and concepts of the Renaissance, grounded in detailed historical investigation.

All of these fourteen essays were originally delivered as lectures. Part One identifies the classical sources of Renaissance thought and exposes its essential physiognomy, indicating its humanist, Aristotelian, and Platonist traditions. The next two parts present Renaissance thought in the historical context of the Latin and Greek Middle Ages. Part Four offers a thematic study of Renaissance thought, examining its characteristic conceptions of man's dignity, destiny, and grasp of truth. Part Five forms a summary from the perspective of a central theme of Renaissance intellectual life and of the entire Western tradition: the relation of language to thought and the seemingly insoluble contest between our literary and philosophical traditions.

The reader of "Renaissance Thought and its Sources" enjoys the results of meticulous study in a concise yet comprehensive format. Throughout, Kristeller achieves a graceful blending of sever historical scholarship and adherence to humane values that the editor calls "nearly a lost art in our times."

Editor's Preface
Introduction
Renaissance Thought and Classical Antiquity
Introduction
The Humanist Movement
The Aristotelian Tradition
Renaissance Platonism
Paganism and Christianity
Renaissance Thought and the Middle Ages
Humanism and Scholasticism in the Italian Renaissance
Renaissance Philosophy and the Medieval Tradition
Renaissance Thought and Byzantine Learning
Italian Humanism and Byzantium
Byzantine and Western Platonism in the Fifteenth Century
Renaissance Concepts of Man
The Dignity of Man
The Immortality of the Soul
The Unity of Truth
Philosophy and Rhetoric From Antiquity to the Renaissance
Introduction
Classical Antiquity
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780231045131
ISBN-10: 0231045131
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: 15th March 1979
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.04  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.48

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