Publication year: 2007
Edited by Christopher Ocker, Michael Printy, Peter Starenko, and Peter Wallace
These twenty-six essays examine urban, rural, national, and imperial histories in Early Modern Europe and abroad, and politics in Reformation Switzerland, Burgundy, Germany, and the Netherlands.
The ideas of philosophers (Ficino, Pico, Della Porta, Bruno) on magic interfered with popular alternative and witchcraft rites. This book focuses on “wandering scholastics” (Trithemius, Agrippa, Paracelsus, Bruno) and will be a stimulating read for all those interested in Renaissance mentality.
Edited by Richard Newhauser
These essays examine the seven deadly sins as cultural constructions in the Middle Ages and beyond, focusing on the way concepts of the sins are used in medieval communities, the institution of the Church, and by secular artists and authors.
In his metaphysics Francis of Marchia (~1290-1344) introduces for the first time, on the basis of a freshly revised doctrine of the transcendentals, a systematic division of general and special metaphysics, a significant development for the subsequent history of metaphysics.
This book attempts to explain the functioning of the combinatorial, semi-mechanical demonstrative techniques of Ramon Llull’s ‘Art’, how it began as an apologetic instrument, how it developed through two main stages, and how it ended trying to reformulate key aspects of medieval Aristotelian logic.
Theodor W. Köhler
This study deals with the philosophical approaches of thirteenth-century thinkers to concrete manifestations of 'quantum ad naturalia' in human lives and to the practical outlines and peculiarities of humanity in their commentaries on Aristotle’s works on natural philosophy.
This volume offers a new and comprehensive study of a central aspect of Henry of Ghent’s († 1293) philosophical thought: his understanding of metaphysics. The study examines why, according to Henry, there has to be a science investigating being qua being and how such an inquiry is at all possible.
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