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 Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy, published in 1988, offers a balanced and comprehensive account of philosophical thought from the middle of the fourteenth century to the emergence of modern philosophy. This was the first volume in English to synthesise for a wider audience the substantial and sophisticated research now available. 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.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Intellectual Context: The
Conditions of Enquiry: 1. Manuscripts John F.
2. Printing and censorship Paul F. Grendler
3. The Renaissance concept of philosophy Cesare
4. Translation, terminology and style in
philosophical discourse Brain P. Copenhaver
5. Humanism Paul Oskar Kristeller
Part II. Philosophy and its Parts: Logic and
Language: 6. Traditional logic E. J. Ashworth
7. Humanistic logic Lisa Jardine
Part III. Natural Philosophy: 8. Traditional
natural philosophy William A. Wallace
9. The new philosophy of nature Alfonso Ingegno
10. Astrology and magic Brian P. Copenhaver
11. Moral philosophy Jill Kraye
12. Political philosophy Quentin Skinner
Part IV. Psychology: 13. The concept of
psychology Katharine Park and Eckhard Kessler
14. The organic soul Katharine Park
15. The intellective soul Eckhard Kessler
16. Metaphysics Charles H. Lohr
Part V. Problems of Knowledge and Action: 17.
Fate, fortune, providence and human freedom
18. Theories of knowledge Richard H. Popkin
19. Epistemology of the sciences Nicholas
Part VI. Philosophy and Humanistic Disciplines:
20. Rhetoric and poetics Brian Vickers
21. The theory of history Donald R. Kelley
22. The availability of ancient works Anthony
23. The rise of the philosophical textbook
Charles B. Schmitt
Biobibliographies Michael J. Wilmott and
Charles B. Schmitt
Bibliography Michael J. Wilmott and Charles B.