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Joris van Eijnatten
This study, based on a large number of sources and treating a broad variety of topics, offers an outline of developments in the early modern intellectual debate on religious liberty, religious toleration, and religious concord in the eighteenth-century Netherlands.
Marsha Keith Schuchard
This book uncovers the early Jewish, Scottish, and Stuart sources of "ancient" Cabalistic Freemasonry. Drawing on architectural, technological, political, and religious documents, it provides the historical context for Masonic traditions of visionary Temple building and mystical fraternity.
Edited by Gerald Sandy
This book written by eighteen specialists deals with the reception of Greek and Latin culture in France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is intended for non-specialists interested in classical influences on French belles-lettres and visual arts.
Edited by Michael J. B. Allen and Valery Rees, with Martin Davies
This volume consists of 21 essays on Marsilio Ficino (1433-99), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus-priest who was the architect of Renaissance Platonism. They cast fascinating new light on his theology, philosophy, and psychology as well as on his influence and sources.
Noel L. Brann
This study explores a prominent Italian Renaissance theme, the origin of genius, revealing how the coalescence of a Platonic theory of divine frenzy and an Aristotelian theory of melancholy genius eventually disintegrated under the force of late Renaissance events.
This book discusses Erasmus’ view of the medieval past and his historical consciousness in general. It attempts to show a fault line between Erasmus’ specific observations on the course of history and the basic assumptions of his Christian humanism.
This study reconstructs the relations between the fifteenth century English patron of Italian Renaissance humanism, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (1390-1447), his Italian middlemen, and several Italian humanists with regard to the social and political context of their shared literary interests.
Timothy J. Gianotti
Marking a close, genre-specific reading of the multiple "languages" within al-Ghazālī's writings, this book seeks to excavate his most intimate thoughts on life and death. In doing so, it takes the reader into the very heart of the master's epistemology, psychology, and eschatology.
Wiep van Bunge, Erasmus University of Rotterdam
This book attempts to provide a general interpretation of the history of philosophy in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic. It concentrates on the heritage of Humanism, and on the rise of Dutch Cartesianism and Spinozism.
This new study of David Hume’s philosophy of mathematics critically examines his objections to the concept of infinity, and his alternative phenomenalist theory of space and time as constituted by minima sensibilia or sensible extensionless indivisibles.
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