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By Cecilia Muratori, Gianni Paganini

When does Renaissance philosophy finish, and Early glossy philosophy commence? Do Renaissance philosophers have whatever in universal, which distinguishes them from Early glossy philosophers? And finally, what defines the modernity of the Early smooth interval, and what position did the Renaissance play in shaping it? The solutions to those questions will not be simply chronological. This ebook demanding situations conventional buildings of those classes, which in part mirror the bias that the Renaissance was once a literary and creative phenomenon, instead of a philosophical phase.

The essays during this e-book examine how the legacy of Renaissance philosophers endured within the following centuries throughout the direct encounters of next generations with Renaissance philosophical texts. This quantity treats Early glossy philosophers as becoming a member of their predecessors as ‘conversation partners’: the ‘conversations’ during this publication function, between others, Girolamo Cardano and Henry extra, Thomas Hobbes and Lorenzo Valla, Bernardino Telesio and Francis Bacon, René Descartes and Tommaso Campanella, Giulio Cesare Vanini and the nameless Theophrastus redivivus.

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6 Meric Casaubon to Oliver Withers, 24 February 1645, Lambeth Palace Library, Lambeth MS 595, 101–103, printed as an ‘Appendix’ by Serjeantson in Casaubon, Generall Learning, 194. 7 Casaubon (1638), cit. Serjeantson in Casaubon, Generall Learning, 20. 2 3 Italian Renaissance Love Theory and the General Scholar in the Seventeenth Century 43 Robert Burton, writing in the 1620s also promoted the ideal of the general scholar. Burton published the Anatomy of Melancholy under the pseudonym of “Democritus Junior”, and in a preface entitled “Democritus Junior to The Reader”, he explains why he has chosen this nom-de-plume.

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They fit extremely well in long-tested and official periodizations and categories; however, they simply have no 5 Celenza (2004). 2 What’s Wrong with Doing History of Renaissance Philosophy? 25 ontological consistence apart from being useful conventions. The view of Renaissance philosophy that is being legitimized by august companions and handbooks from institutions which are as august is that of a squeezed middle, squeezed between medieval and seventeenth century. Let us instead resort to the anamorphic resources of the imagination and think of a “long” philosophical Renaissance, stretching as it were from Anselm of Canterbury (c.

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