An effort to articulate a concept of reason that embraces diversity yet commands agreement across localities, cultures, and traditions and enforces a clear distinction between philosophy, politics and morality.
John Locke was one of the greatest figures of the Enlightenment, whose assertion that reason is the key to knowledge changed the face of philosophy. This book contains writings on thought, ideas, perception, truth and language.
Right Reason in the English Renaissance: Robert Hoopes
Shakespeare and Language: Reason, Eloquence and Artifice in the Renaissance: Jonathan Hope
The Reasons for the Commandments in Jewish Thought. from the Bible to the Renaissance: Yizhak Heinemann
The general rules by which this series is governed have been fully stated by the Editor in the first published volume, The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory. It will therefore not be necessary for me to do more than endeavour to justify the particular application of them in this book. Mr Saintsbury has fully recognised the magnitude of the task which has to be overcome by the writer who should undertake to display intimate and equal knowledge of all the branches of European Literature at any given time. Nobody could be more conscious of his insufficiency to attain to any such standard of knowledge than I have had occasion to become in the course of executing the part of the plan intrusted to me. Though I hope my work has not been shirked, I still cannot venture to boast of intimate and equal knowledge of all the great bulk of literature[vi] produced during the later sixteenth century. Happily so much as this is not required. Some ignorance of-or at least some want of familiarity with-the less important, is permitted where the writer is thoroughly acquainted with the literature which happened to be of greatest prominence in the special period. I must leave others to decide how far my handling of the Spanish, English, and French portions of the subject can be held to excuse my less intimate familiarity with the Italian and Portuguese. The all but unbroken silence of Germany during this period made it unnecessary to take account of it. Modern Dutch and modern Scandinavian literature had hardly begun; such Scottish poets as Scott and Montgomerie are older than their age. These and other things, on the principles of the series, fall into the previous or the next volume. Although the reasons for the course taken with the literature of Spain are given in the text, they may be repeated here by way of preliminary excuse.
In this book, William Caferro asks if the Renaissance was really aperiod of progress, reason, the emergence of the individual, andthe beginning of modernity.* * An influential investigation into the nature of the EuropeanRenaissance* Summarizes scholarly
Excerpt from The Later Renaissance Although the reasons for the course taken with the literature of Spain are given in the text, they may be repeated here by way of preliminary excuse. It has been decided to treat the Spaniards as an example of the overlapping necessary to the satisfactory carrying out of a series in periods. I have begun with them earlier than with others, have ended with them later, and have as far as space permitted treated them as a whole. For this there is what appears to me to be a sound critical reason. Although Spain undoubtedly belongs to Europe, yet there is in her something which is not quite European. The. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
The Dream of Reason:A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance Anthony Gottlieb
The Reasons for the Commandments in Jewish Thought:From the Bible to the Renaissance Isaac Heinemann