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Seventeenth-century England has lengthy been heralded because the birthplace of a so-called 'new' philosophy. but what contemporaries may need understood through 'old' philosophy has been little preferred. during this e-book Dmitri Levitin examines English attitudes to old philosophy in unparalleled intensity, demonstrating the centrality of engagement with the historical past of philosophy to just about all knowledgeable folks, no matter if students, clerics, or philosophers themselves, and aligning English highbrow tradition heavily to that of continental Europe. Drawing on an unlimited array of assets, Levitin demanding situations the idea that curiosity in historic rules used to be restricted to out-of-date 'ancients' or used to be in a few experience 'pre-enlightened'; certainly, a lot of the highbrow justification for the recent philosophy got here from re-writing its background. while, the deep funding of English students in pioneering kinds of overdue humanist erudition led them to improve probably the most leading edge narratives of old philosophy in early glossy Europe.

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610–546 bc) Anaximenes (c. 585–528 bc) Anaxagoras (c. 510–428 bc) Archelaus Socrates (c. 469–399 bc) Xenophon Aeschines Aristippus (c. 435–356 bc, founder of Cyrenaic sect) Plato (428–348 bc) Speusippus Xenocrates Polemo Arcesilaus Bion Carneades Clitomachus Aristotle (348–322 bc) Theophrastus (c. 371–287 bc) Strato (c. 335–269 bc) Heraclides Antisthenes (c. 102 on Thu Mar 17 12:12:59 GMT 2016. org/ Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Science Histories of Philosophy in England, c. 1017/CBO9781316226612 Online ISBN: 9781316226612 Hardback ISBN: 9781107105881 Paperback ISBN: 9781107513747 Chapter 2 - Ancient wisdom I.

Pseudo-Aristotle in the Middle Ages (1986); Lohr, ‘Renaissance Latin translations of the Greek commentaries on Aristotle’ (2000); Mahoney, ‘Neoplatonism, the Greek commentators, and Renaissance Aristotelianism’ (1982). Much of the earlier (principally Italian) literature is discussed in Prosperi, La fortuna di Lucrezio (2004); Solaro, Lucrezio: Biografie umanistiche (2000); and Fleischmann, ‘Lucretius’, CTC, ii, 349–66. Greenblatt, The swerve: how the Renaissance began (2011) offers a spectacular narrative – perhaps too spectacular to be of much use.

The fullest treatment is Heyd, The critique of enthusiasm (1995), although it does not treat this scholarly dimension. 3 below. Mandelbrote, ‘The authority of the Word’ (2004), 148–9; see also Laplanche, L’écriture, le sacré et l’histoire (1986), 322–8. 102 on Thu Mar 17 12:12:43 GMT 2016. 3 English intellectual culture, c. 1640–1700 19 The vitriolic response of the Independent leader John Owen, while explicitly based on the authority of the Hebrew text alone, implicitly also repudiated this sociology of knowledge.

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