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Routledge Companion to Sixteenth-Century Philosophy

Edited by: Henrik Lagerlund , Benjamin Hill

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415658607
eBook ISBN: 9781315770512
Adobe ISBN: 9781317672623

10.4324/9781315770512
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Sixteenth century philosophy was a unique synthesis of several philosophical frameworks, a blend of old and new, including but not limited to Scholasticism, Humanism, Neo-Thomism, Aristotelianism, and Stoicism. Unlike most overviews of this period, The Routledge Companion to Sixteenth Century Philosophy does not simplify this colorful era by applying some traditional dichotomies, such as the misleading line once drawn between scholasticism and humanism.


Instead, the Companion closely covers an astonishingly diverse set of topics: philosophical methodologies of the time, the importance of the discovery of the new world, the rise of classical scholarship, trends in logic and logical theory, Nominalism, Averroism, the Jesuits, the Reformation, Neo-stoicism, the soul’s immortality, skepticism, the philosophies of language and science and politics, cosmology, the nature of the understanding, causality, ethics, freedom of the will, natural law, the emergence of the individual in society, the nature of wisdom, and the love of god. Throughout, the Companion seeks not to compartmentalize these philosophical matters, but instead to show that close attention paid to their continuity may help reveal both the diversity and the profound coherence of the philosophies that emerged in the sixteenth century.


The Companion’s 27 chapters are published here for the first time, and written by an international team of scholars, and accessible for both students and researchers.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Philosophy as Descartes Found it Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Discovery of New Worlds and Sixteenth-Century Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Rise of Classical Scholarship Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Trends in Logic and Logical Theory Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Nominalism  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Averroism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Jesuits Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Philosophy among and in the Wake of the Reformers Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Justus Lipsius and Neo-Stoicism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Pomponazzi Affair Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Logic, Rhetoric, and Method Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Tyrannicide and Political Authority in the Long Sixteenth Century  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Scepticism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  On Scientia and Regressus  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Philosophy of Language Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Matter, Space, and Motion Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Bodies and their Internal Powers Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The (Human) Soul Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Metaphysics of Substantial Forms Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Causes in Sixteenth-Century Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Nature of the Understanding: Intellect, Conception, and Concepts Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Free Will Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Individual and her Role in Society Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Natural Law Part I Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Natural Law Part II Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Nature of Wisdom and the Love of God Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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