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The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy - Charles B. Schmitt

The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy

By: Charles B. Schmitt (Editor), Quentin Skinner (Editor), Eckhard Kessler (Editor), Jill Kraye (Editor)

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Published: 29th April 1988
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The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy offers a balanced and comprehensive account of philosophical thought from the middle of the fourteenth century to the emergence of modern philosophy at the turn of the seventeenth century. The Renaissance has attracted intense scholarly attention for over a century, but in the beginning the philosophy of the period was relatively neglected and this is the first volume in English to synthesize for a wider readership the substantial and sophisticated research now available. The volume is organized by branch of philosophy rather than by individual philosopher or by school. The intention has been to present the internal development of different aspects of the subject in their own terms and within their historical context. This structure also emphasizes naturally the broader connotations of "philosophy" in that intellectual world.

'The appearance of the present volume will be warmly welcomed not only by historians of philosophy, but by all those engaged in any branch of Renaissance intellectual history, including the history of science and of religion. Doubtless, it will serve as a standard work of reference for many years to come.' English Historical Review 'On the basis of the soundness of the general editors' overall plan and the strength of his main contributors the Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy is an outstanding success.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

Preface
Introduction
The Intellectual Context: The Conditions of Enquiry
Manuscripts
Printing and censorship
The Renaissance concept of philosophy
Translation, terminology and style in philosophical discourse
Humanism
Philosophy and its Parts: Logic and Language
Traditional logic
Humanistic logic
Natural Philosophy
Traditional natural philosophy
The new philosophy of nature
Astrology and magic
Moral philosophy
Political philosophy
Psychology
The concept of psychology
The organic soul
The intellective soul
Metaphysics
Problems of Knowledge and Action
Fate, fortune, providence and human freedom
Theories of knowledge
Epistemology of the sciences
Philosophy and Humanistic Disciplines
Rhetoric and poetics
The theory of history
Supplementary material
Appendices
The availability of ancient works
The rise of the philosophical textbook
Biobibliographies
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521251044
ISBN-10: 0521251044
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 984
Published: 29th April 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 5.9
Weight (kg): 1.6