The Renaissance Extended Mind explores the parallels and contrasts between current philosophical notions of the mind as extended across brain, body and world, and analogous notions in literary, philosophical, and scientific texts circulating between the fifteenth century and early-seventeenth century.
The Renaissance of Confucianism in Contemporary China:Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture. Auflage 2011
According to Wikipedia: Walter Horatio Pater (4 August 1839 - 30 July 1894) was an English essayist and critic of art and literary critic....his study of Aesthetic Poetry appeared in the Fortnightly Review, to be succeeded by essays on Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Pico della Mirandola and Michelangelo. These, with other similar studies, were collected in his Studies in the History of the Renaissance in 1873. Pater, now at the centre of a small but interesting circle in Oxford, gained respect in London and elsewhere, numbering the Pre-Raphaelites among his friends....by the time his philosophical novel Marius the Epicurean appeared, he had gathered quite a following. This, his chief contribution to literature, was published early in 1885. In it Pater displays, with fullness and elaboration, his ideal of the aesthetic life, his cult of beauty as opposed to bare asceticism, and his theory of the stimulating effect of the pursuit of beauty as an ideal of its own. The principles of what would be known as the Aesthetic movement were partly traceable to Pater and his effect was particularly felt on one of the movements leading proponents, Oscar Wilde, a former student of Pater at Oxford. In 1887 he published Imaginary Portraits, a series of essays in philosophic fiction; Appreciations, with an Essay on Style was published in 1889 with a revised second edition in 1890; in 1893, Plato and Platonism; and in 1894, The Child in the House. His Greek Studies and his Miscellaneous Studies were collected posthumously in 1895; his romance Gaston de Latour appeared posthumously in 1896; and his essays from The Guardian were privately printed in 1897.
When does Renaissance philosophy end, and Early Modern philosophy begin? Do Renaissance philosophers have something in common, which distinguishes them from Early Modern philosophers? And ultimately, what defines the modernity of the Early Modern period, and what role did the Renaissance play in shaping it? The answers to these questions are not just chronological. This book challenges traditional constructions of these periods, which partly reflect the prejudice that the Renaissance was a literary and artistic phenomenon, rather than a philosophical phase. The essays in this book investigate how the legacy of Renaissance philosophers persisted in the following centuries through the direct encounters of subsequent generations with Renaissance philosophical texts. This volume treats Early Modern philosophers as joining their predecessors as conversation partners: the conversations in this book feature, among others, Girolamo Cardano and Henry More, Thomas Hobbes and Lorenzo Valla, Bernardino Telesio and Francis Bacon, René Descartes and Tommaso Campanella, Giulio Cesare Vanini and the anonymous Theophrastus redivivus. Cecilia Muratori received her PhD in the History of Philosophy from the universities of Jena and Urbino. Her revised dissertation was published in 2012 with the title Il primo filosofo tedesco. Il misticismo di Jakob Böhme nellinterpretazione hegeliana (to be published in English for Springer). From 2009 to 2013 she was Research Fellow at LMU Munich, working on a project entitled The Debate on the Soul of Animals in Renaissance Philosophy. In addition to several articles, two edited collections stem from this research: Ethical Perspectives on Animals in the Renaissance and Early Modern Period (ed. with Burkhard Dohm, Micrologus Library 2013) and The Animal Soul and the Human Mind: Renaissance Debates (Bruniana & Campanelliana 2013). She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow in the Italian Department at the University of Warwick. Gianni Paganini is Full Professor of History of Philosophy at the Università del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro. He has won the prestigious Prize of the Accademia dei Lincei for Philosophy (awarded every ten years for the whole of the scholarly production over the past decade). For his most recent monograph, entitled Skepsis. Le débat des modernes sur le scepticisme, he was awarded the PRIX La Bruyère 2009 pour la littérature et la philosophie, médaille dargent, de lAcadémie Française. His monographs and studies in the history of modern philosophy, with particular focus on the sceptical tradition and libertine culture, have been accompanied by the publication of several editions of texts (notably of the anonymous Theophrastus redivivus, of Hobbes De motu, loco et tempore, and of Humes Dialogues, with Italian translation). He is a member of international advisory boards (such as International Archives of the History of Ideas, Bruniana&Campanelliana and La Lettre Clandestine).
Cosmos and Image in the Renaissance:French Love Lyric and Natural-philosophical Poetry Kathryn Banks
The study sets out to be both a history of the concept ,self-preservation in the Renaissance and to reconstruct the philosophy of Bernardino Telesio (1509-1588), the first to make this concept the central tenet of early modern nature philosophy and ethics. Telesios thought is expounded in terms of the way it combines and enlarges on developments in Aristotelian philosophy and the medical thinking of Galen. The author further demonstrates how Telesios ,defensive modernization became a catalyst for speculative philosophical developments in the late 16th century - Bruno, Patrizi, Stelliola, Campanella. Unlike the Cartesian conservatio sui tradition with its emphasis on perpetuation, the Renaissance idea of self-preservation revolves around sensualism, similarity and vibrant vitality.
This book looks at the challenges and possibilities facing leadership in Africa today by providing a rich history of the continent, the complexities the continent has experienced, and the great hope and encouragement that remains. It explores what African leadership is and the possible effects it has on leaders, followers, and organizations across the continent. While some maintain that leadership of and within Africa presents too many challenges, this book argues that Africa is ripe with potential and on the verge of an African Renaissance. This book looks beyond socioeconomic factors to explore different perspectives of leadership such as holistic, transformational, and servant leadership, as well as values and ethics. Taking a philosophical and pragmatic approach, this edited collection provides insight from African-born leadership scholars to deliver a first-hand account of the challenges the continent faces. Their unique experiences and immersion in the African world pave the way for a revival of leadership through a lens of history, tradition, economics, societal, and leadership perspectives. Kathleen Patterson is Director of the Strategic Leadership program at Regent University, USA. She is an expert on servant leadership and coordinates annual Servant Leadership Research Roundtables and Global Servant Leadership Roundtables in the Netherlands, Australia, and Iceland. Bruce Winston is Professor and Director of the PhD in Organizational Leadership program at Regent University, USA and has served as Dean of the School of Business and Leadership, growing the school in programs and publications. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Winston led organizations in the commercial printing industry.
Learn about the Renaissance period with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. The word ´´Renaissance” means ´´rebirth” in French. It was first used by French historian Jules Michelet in 1858, to refer to a ‘movement’ which took place between about the 13th and 16th centuries. This movement describes the transition from medieval to modern Europe, so there are no exact dates for when it began or ended. The Renaissance began in Italy some time at the end of the 13th century and spread to other countries in Western Europe, such as France, Spain and England. The movement is called the ´´rebirth” because, during that period, Western Europe rediscovered literary, philosophical and artistic work from ancient Greece and Rome. From this inspiration, Renaissance scholars developed ideas which have shaped the modern world. Before the Renaissance, many classical works had not been thought about for a thousand years. During the Renaissance, scholars and artists turned to these works to inspire them. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leah Vandenburg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000125/bk_imnd_000125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The relationship between literature and religion is a crucial element in the definition of every cultural system. Literary traditions developed in such close connection with religious thought, symbolism, institutions and practices, that our understanding of both literary and religious expressions of an age necessarily depends on our consideration of their interconnectedness. This is particularly true for such a controversial age as the European Renaissance: a period that witnessed the rise of national states and the great Catholic-Protestant schism; a rediscovery of classical antiquity and a new approach to the biblical text; the flourishing of literature and art and strong politico-religious censorship; a definite advancement in philosophical, scientific and political thought, and a profound redefinition of the relationships and boundaries between the sacred and profane. By taking into account different literary and cultural systems, and being open to a plurality of approaches, this volume explores the relationship between literature and religion in a period crucial to the development of European cultural identity, offering both innovative readings of world-famous works and a (re)discovery of less familiar texts.