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The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy

James Hankins (Harvard University, Massachusetts)



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Cambridge University Press
17 December 2007
Philosophy; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600
The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy, published in 2007, provides an introduction to a complex period of change in the subject matter and practice of philosophy. The philosophy of the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries is often seen as transitional between the scholastic philosophy of the Middle Ages and modern philosophy, but the essays collected here, by a distinguished international team of contributors, call these assumptions into question, emphasizing both the continuity with scholastic philosophy and the role of Renaissance philosophy in the emergence of modernity. They explore the ways in which the science, religion and politics of the period reflect and are reflected in its philosophical life, and they emphasize the dynamism and pluralism of a period which saw both new perspectives and enduring contributions to the history of philosophy. This will be an invaluable guide for students of philosophy, intellectual historians, and all who are interested in Renaissance thought.
Edited by:   James Hankins (Harvard University Massachusetts)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   600g
ISBN:   9780521608930
ISBN 10:   0521608937
Series:   Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   17 December 2007
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Hankins is Professor of History at Harvard University and editor of Renaissance Civic Humanism: Reappraisals and Reflections (2000, 2004).

Reviews for The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy

This latest entry in a solid series that has treated both individual thinkers and epochs supports the publisher's reputation for providing scholarly overviews that are elucidating to graduate-level readers while remaining accessible to undergraduates. James Hankins, Library Journal Review

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