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Renaissance Philosophy (A History of Western Philosophy, #3)
The Renaissance has long been recognized as a brilliant moment in the development of Western civilization. Little attention has been devoted, however, to the distinct contribution of philosophy to Renaissance culture. This volume introduces the reader to the philosophy written, read, taught, and debated during the period traditionally credited with the "revival of learning ...more
Paperback, 450 pages
Published September 24th 1992 by Oxford University Press
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It is difficult to find decent secondary sources that are survey expositions of renaissance philosophy, which are not merely historical; this book, however, is an excellent combination of intellectual history with history of philosophy. Copenhaver (now in the philosophy dept. at UCLA) picks up where Charles Schmitt left off at his death. The result is an excellent resource that should be read in conjunction with Copleston.