Renaissance philosophy

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-C035-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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References and further reading

  • Copenhaver, B. and Schmitt, C.B. (1992) Renaissance Philosophy, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

    (A very readable and reliable general account.)

  • Garber, D. and Ayers, M. (1998) The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2 vols.

    (A monumental work, arranged thematically; contains much useful material about the transition from the Renaissance to the early modern period.)

  • Grendler, P.F. (1999) Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, New York: Scribner’s in association with the Renaissance Society of America, 6 vols.

    (An invaluable resource for all aspects of the Renaissance, including philosophy and science.)

  • Kraye, J. (1996) The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Belongs to the Cambridge Companions to Literature series but several of the essays are directly relevant to philosophy.)

  • Kraye, J. (1997) Cambridge Translations of Renaissance Philosophical Texts. Vol.I. Moral Philosophy. Vol.II. Political Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Forty new translations of works on moral and political philosophy with introductions and bibliographies; to be used as a companion to The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy.)

  • Kraye, J. and Stone, M.W.F. (2000) Humanism and Early Modern Philosophy, London and New York: Routledge.

    (A series of essays intended to show the influence of humanism on early modern philosophy.)

  • Kristeller, P.O. (1964) Eight Philosophers of the Italian Renaissance, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

    (Just one of many works by the leading twentieth-century authority on Renaissance philosophy.)

  • Parkinson, G.H.R. (1993) The Renaissance and Seventeenth-century Rationalism, London and New York: Routledge.

    (Two useful chapters on Renaissance philosophy, one on Renaissance science and mathematics, each with a topically organized bibliography.)

  • Renaissance Quarterly. Published four times a year by the Renaissance Society of America.

    (Articles on philosophy and history of science are rare, but the book reviews are comprehensive.)

  • Schmitt, C.B., Skinner, Q. and Kessler, E. (1988) The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (A monumental work, arranged thematically.)

  • Vivarium. An International Journal for the Philosophy and Intellectual Life of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Published twice a year by Brill, Leiden.

    (Occasional articles on the Renaissance.)

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Ashworth, E.J.. Bibliography. Renaissance philosophy, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-C035-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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