Renaissance Thought and Its Sources
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Renaissance Thought and Its Sources by Paul Oskar Kristeller
Book DescriptionRenaissance Thought and Its Sources presents the fruits of an extraordinary lifetime of scholarship: a systematic account of major themes in Renaissance philosophy, theology, science, and literature, show in their several settings. Here, in some of Paul Oskar Kristeller's most comprehensive and ambitious writings, is an exploration of the distinctive trends and concepts of the Renaissance, grounded in detailed historical investigation.All of these fourteen essays were originally delivered as lectures. Part One identifies the classical sources of Renaissance thought and exposes its essential physiognomy, indicating its humanist, Aristotelian, and Platonist traditions. The next two parts present Renaissance thought in the historical context of the Latin and Greek Middle Ages. Part Four offers a thematic study of Renaissance thought, examining its characteristic conceptions of man's dignity, destiny, and grasp of truth. Part Five forms a summary from the perspective of a central theme of Renaissance intellectual life and of the entire Western tradition: the relation of language to thought and the seemingly insoluble contest between our literary and philosophical traditions.The reader of "Renaissance Thought and its Sources" enjoys the results of meticulous study in a concise yet comprehensive format. Throughout, Kristeller achieves a graceful blending of sever historical scholarship and adherence to humane values that the editor calls "nearly a lost art in our times."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231045131
(230mm x 150mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1981
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Oskar Kristeller
Medieval Aspects of Renaissance Learning, Hardback (January 1993)
This study charts the continuing influence of medieval scholastic thought in Renaissance civilization. The author illustrates the manner in which medieval ideas and issues remained active in Renaissance philosophy, theology, literature and in education, both secular and religious.
Renaissance Thought and the Arts, Paperback (December 1980)» View all books by Paul Oskar Kristeller
Features essays that deal with Renaissance humanism and philosophy, and also with Renaissance theories of art. This title focuses on topics such as humanist learning, humanist moral thought, the diffusion of humanism, Platonism, music and learning during the early Renaissance, and the modern system of arts in relation to the Renaissance.
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Author Biography - Paul Oskar Kristeller
Paul Oskar Kristellar is Frederick J.E. Woodbridge Professor Emeritus of philosophy at Columbia University. Michael Mooney is Associate Provost at Columbia University.
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