Cambridge Translations of Renaissance Philosophical Texts, Volume 2

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Jill Kraye
Cambridge University Press, Aug 28, 1997 - Philosophy - 332 pages
The Renaissance, known primarily for the art and literature that it produced, was also a period in which philosophical thought flourished. This two-volume anthology contains forty new translations of important works on moral and political philosophy written during the Renaissance and hitherto unavailable in English. The anthology is designed to be used in conjunction with The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy, in which all of these texts are discussed. The works, originally written in Latin, Italian, French, Spanish and Greek, cover such topics as: concepts of man; Aristotelian, Platonic, Stoic, and Epicurean ethics; scholastic political philosophy; theories of princely and republican government in Italy; and northern European political thought. Each text is supplied with an introduction and a guide to further reading.

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This collection contains seventeen English translations of philosophical texts from the Renaissance. Most of them are fairly short excerpts from larger works. The texts supposedly represent ... Read full review

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