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  Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Renaissance is usually considered to have originated in the 14th century in northern Italy and begun in the late 15th century in northern Europe.
The traditional view is that the Renaissance of the 15th century in Italy, spreading through the rest of Europe, represented a reconnection of the west with classical antiquity, the absorption of knowledge—particularly mathematics—from Arabic, the return of experimentalism, the focus on the importance of living well in the present (e.g.
Marxist historians view the Renaissance as a pseudo-revolution with the changes in art, literature, and philosophy affecting only a tiny minority of the very wealthy and powerful while life for the great mass of the European population was unchanged from the Middle Ages.
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 Encyclopedia: Renaissance philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
By region Italian Renaissance Spanish Renaissance Northern Renaissance French Renaissance German Renaissance English Renaissance The French Renaissance is roughly the period from Charles VIII of France through Henri IV of France and is said to begin with the French invasion of Italy in 1494.
The Renaissance is usually considered to have begun in the 14th century in Italy and the 16th century in northern Europe.
The Italian Renaissance was intertwined with the intellectual movement known as Renaissance humanism and with the fiercely independent and combative urban societies of the city-states of central and northern Italy in the 13th to 16th centuries.
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 Renaissance [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Renaissance is the name of the great intellectual and cultural movement of the revival of interest in classical culture that occurred in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries -- a period which saw the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times.
The second period of the Renaissance is marked by a continued zeal for classical study, and by the developmental of a broad learning and the new view of the intellectual life which is now known as Humanism.
In philosophy it gradually replaced the purely formal methods of thought that scholasticism had fostered.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/r/renaiss.htm   (696 words)

 Medieval Philosophy
Medieval philosophy is conventionally construed as the philosophy of Western Europe between the decline of classical pagan culture and the Renaissance.
Still, it is perhaps most useful not to think of medieval philosophy as defined by the chronological boundaries of its adjacent philosophical periods, but as beginning when thinkers first started to measure their philosophical speculations against the requirements of Christian doctrine and as ending when this was no longer the predominant practice.
While the influence of classical pagan philosophy was crucial for the development of medieval philosophy, it is likewise crucial that until the twelfth and thirteenth centuries almost all the original Greek texts were lost to the Latin West, so that they exerted their influence only indirectly.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/medieval-philosophy   (9039 words)

 Pico della Mirandola-Prismatic Perception of the Renaissance-CCRI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Renaissance represents the "whole" of which Renaissance philosophy is a "part." In turn, our description of the defining characteristics and currents of Renaissance philosophy provides the general framework for understanding Pico's philosophy of man. Finally, our comparison of Pico and da Vinci emerges from these preceding stages as the most specific focus of interpretation.
According to this preconception, the Renaissance is a historical period between the medieval era (or middle ages) and the modern epoch (or modernity).
Accordingly, his portrait depicts the Renaissance as the proximate historical matrix of the modern era insofar as it characterizes the period in terms of a radical rejection of medieval religiosity, other-worldliness, ascetic morality, and ecclesiastical authority.
faculty.ccri.edu /paleclerc/prismatic_perception/pico_della_mirandola.shtml   (2038 words)

 Islamic History and Culture - Islamic Influence on European Renaissance - Islamic Impact on Philosophy
Even though Islamic philosophy is of great diversity and richness, it is characterized by certain features that are of special significance for both an understanding of it and for an appraisal of its impact on the world at large.
The impact of Islamic philosophy on the Renaissance was enormous.
The mere fact that Islamic philosophy was able to operate in such a fundamentalist environment greatly effected the Renaissance for it served as an example the thinkers of that time - how to present new, radical ideas without angering religious fundamentalists, who were the church at that time.
www.islamic-paths.org /Home/English/History/Science/Philosophy.htm   (1149 words)

 Medieval philosophy : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
The way in which medieval philosophy develops in dialogue with the texts of ancient philosophy and the early Christian tradition (including patristic philosophy) is displayed in its two distinctive pedagogical and literary forms, the textual commentary and the disputation.
The general character of medieval philosophy in the West is determined to a significant extent by historical events associated with the collapse of Roman civilization.
For these reasons, scholarship in medieval philosophy is still in its early stages and remains a considerable distance from attaining the sort of authoritative and comprehensive view of its field now possessed by philosophical scholars of other historical periods with respect to their fields.
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 Principles and Powers: How to Interpret Renaissance Philosophy of Nature Philosophically?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
that philosophy of the past is the 'philosophy of the other', in the sense that the strangeness of someone's thought builds up and confirms one's selfperception as a philosopher, and that this very attitude towards alien philosophy creates the ideal of the modern philosopher.
Most studies on Renaissance philosophy either appropriate it into a Neoplatonist interpretation of philosophy or wrestle with the concepts, methods and terminologies that are not very consistent even within the same philosopher and not in comparison with his contemporaries.
All Renaissance philosophies of nature tend to give universal, all encompassing theories of what there is. They never put up with regional ontologies (even though Cardano sometimes looks like that), with partial explanations and, of course, never with working hypotheses.
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 Renaissance Philosophy
Late medieval and Renaissance philosophers were frequently in a dialogue with their contemporaries and with a tradition that included not just such luminaries as Saint Albert the Great, Saint Thomas Aquinas and Blessed John Duns Scotus, but also the likes of Siger of Brabant and John of Jandun.
The Renaissance has, of course, attracted much scholarly attention for over this century, but the philosophy of the period was, to begin with, relatively neglected and this is the first volume in English to synthesize for a wider readership the substantial and sophisticated research now available.
The Renaissance was, in fact, a time of intense, varied and in many ways distinctive philosophical activity which deserves to be at least as well known as the philosophy of the Middle Ages.
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In this sense, Renaissance was the very unique period of transition from the church to the secular activities, that of transition from the faith to knowledge, that of transition of authority from the dogmatic faith to exploratory search for knowledge.
As Hegel properly said, "as long as the contemporary philosophy made the thinking as the principle of its philosophical inquiry, Descartes was the founder of the Contemporary philosophy." It may be necessary to comprehend why and how such a new approach and the choice of its principle took place.
Greatest contribution of Galileo's philosophy consists in the fact that Galileo recognized the significance of mathematics and his contention that laws of nature is expressed by mathematical terms, which made the revolutionary impacts on the further development of natural sciences and philosophy of the modern era (particularly through Descartes).
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 Dominant strands of Renaissance philosophy (from history of philosophy) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the Renaissance, however, fields of learning had not yet become so sharply departmentalized: in fact, each of these divisions arose in the comprehensive and broadly inclusive area of Renaissance philosophy.
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During the Renaissance, Vesalius revolutionized the study of anatomy with his accurate drawings of the human body.
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 The Renaissance and early modern period (from history of philosophy) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The philosophy of a period arises as a response to social need, and the development of philosophy in the history of Western civilization since the Renaissance has, thus, reflected the process in which creative philosophers have responded to the unique challenge of each stage in the development of Western culture itself.
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The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, the decline of the...
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 Encyclopedia topic: Renaissance philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In his book The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, Jacob Burckhardt (additional info and facts about Jacob Burckhardt) argued that, beginning in the 14th century (additional info and facts about 14th century) a transformation in outlook and ideas began in Italy which would later cover all of Europe.
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Desiderius Erasmus (Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)) (1466-1536)
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He was a founding member of the Renaissance Society of America and its president from 1957 to 1959.
The word Renaissance, French for "rebirth," has become the name used for the evolution of Western civilization during the changeover from the Middle Ages to the modern era, first in Italy and then elsewhere in Europe, from about 1350 to 1600.
During his student days, he received one doctorate in philosophy in 1928 from the University of Heidelberg and another in 1937 from the University of Pisa in Italy.
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 Plato (from history of philosophy) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
By far the most important disciple of Socrates, however, was Plato, a scion of one of the most noble Athenian families, who could trace his ancestry back to the last king of Athens and to Solon, the great social and political reformer.
Analytical philosophers would say that philosophy of education should end with the attempt to...
This is a summary of the political philosophy of John Locke.
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Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature.
Wightman, W.P.D. Science and the Renaissance: An Introduction to the Study of the Emergence of the Sciences in the Sixteenth Century.
This page is intended to be a growing collection of links to Renaissance poetry texts (and related resources), with a special emphasis on the English literature of the period.
www.library.wwu.edu /ref/subjguides/renbib.htm   (3218 words)

 III Renaissance Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Renaissance was a short, dramatic period, from 1400 to 1500.
It is ironic that Renaissance meant the rebirth of classical ideas in philosophy and art, the rebirth of the culture of Plato and Aristotle!
But at the same time the Renaissance was a rejection of the Medieval version of these same thinkers, as found in St.
www.uncwil.edu /people/stanleym/bewitch/renaissance.html   (195 words)

 RU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The RU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy (CMRNP), founded in 1998, is a research center which promotes the study of natural philosophy and science in its formative period between the late Middle Ages and the seventeenth century.
Cees Leijenhorst (Ph.D. in Philosophy, Utrecht University, 1998) was a participant at the 1994 Summer Course on Renaissance Commentaries on Aristotle of the Herzog August Library at Wolfenbüttel and received a grant from the DAAD to spend the summer semester of 1995 at the Institut für Philosophie der Renaissance at the University of Munich (Prof.
His special interests are the natural philosophy in the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance – especially the philosophy of mind –, and the history of irreligion during the same period (cf.
www.phil.kun.nl /center   (1245 words)

 History of Science - Bibliography - Renaissance Philosophies of Nature - Dr Robert A. Hatch
'The Platonic Academy of Florence.' Renaissance News 14 (1961): 147-159.
Platonism, Aristotelianism, and Cabalism in the Philosophy of Leibniz.
Strong, Edward W. Procedures and Metaphysics: A Study in the Philosophy of Mathematical-Physical Science in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/rhatch/pages/03-Sci-Rev/SCI-REV-Teaching/bibliography/05bibl-ren-phil.htm   (2456 words)

 MODERN PHILOSOPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Human Nature as the Basis of Morality and Society in Early Modern Philosophy, Centre for Ethics and Department of Philosophy, University of Tartu, Estonia in cooperation with the Department of Social and Moral Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Finland, December 15-17
The Rise of Modern Philosophy: the Tension Between the New and Traditional Philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz.
Rhetoric and Philosophy in Renaissance Humanism: the Union of Eloquence and Wisdom, Petrarch to Valla.
humanities.uwichill.edu.bb /RLWClarke/PhilWeb/History/Modern/Modern.htm   (1332 words)

 OUP: Renaissance Philosophy: Copenhaver
This volume introduces the reader to the philosophy written, read, taught, and debated during the period traditionally credited with the `revival of learning'.
The authors examine the relation of Renaissance philosophy to humanism and the universities, the impact of rediscovered ancient sources, the recovery of Plato and the Neoplatonists, and the evolving ascendancy of Aristotle.
Renaissance Philosophy demonstrates the uses of ancient and medieval philosophy by Renaissance thinkers, and throws light on the early modern origins of modern philosophy.
www.oup.co.uk /isbn/0-19-289184-7   (416 words)

 AT&T Worldnet Service - Directory
Aims to foster research and teaching in the field, to organize scholarly meetings and conferences, to publish a newsletter and a monograph series, and to cooperate with other learned societies in projects of common interest.
Considers the problems which the Renaissance philosophers of nature attempted to solve.
A discussion of the core idea in humanistic philosophy, by Charles Trinkaus.
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 Jill Kraye -- Curriculum Vitae
‘Renaissance Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics’, in The Vocabulary of Teaching and Research between Middle Ages and Renaissance, Proceedings of the Colloquium: London, Warburg Institute, 11-12 March 1994, ed.
‘Renaissance Philosophy: Between the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Era’, Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie (2001), pp.
History of the Problems of Philosophy Seminar at the University of London (1995-7), jointly with M. Stone and J. Wolff.
plato.stanford.edu /subject-editors/kraye.html   (1558 words)

 Augsburg College Philosopy Courses: PHI 242   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
PHI 242: History of Philosophy II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
The Middle Ages was a period of great synthesis of elements of Christian revelation, classical philosophy and Islamic culture.
In this course students will read writings by various Medieval and Renaissance philosophers in order to understand the process of philosophical assimilation involved in constructing a Christian philosophy.
www.augsburg.edu /philosophy/phi242.html   (57 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
The volume is organised by branch of philosophy rather than by individual philosopher or school, and the intention has been to present the internal development of different aspects of the subject in their own historical context.
The structure also naturally emphasises the international nature of philosophy in the Renaissance.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0521397480   (311 words)

 Amazon.com: Eight Philosophers of the Italian Renaissance: Books: Paul O. Kristeller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Renaissance Philosophy of Man : Petrarca, Valla, Ficino, Pico, Pomponazzi, Vives by Ernst Cassirer
The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy by Ernst Cassirer
Humanism and the Culture of Renaissance Europe (New Approaches to European History) by Jr, Charles G. Nauert
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804701113?v=glance   (487 words)

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