Philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy

  • In Defense of Moral Luck: Why Luck Often Affects Praiseworthiness and Blameworthiness book cover

    In Defense of Moral Luck

    Why Luck Often Affects Praiseworthiness and Blameworthiness, 1st Edition

    By Robert J. Hartman

    The problem of moral luck is that there is a contradiction in our common sense ideas about moral responsibility. In one strand of our thinking, we believe that a person can become more blameworthy by luck. For example, two reckless drivers manage their vehicles in the same way, and one but not the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Studies in the Platonism of Marsilio Ficino and Giovanni Pico book cover

    Studies in the Platonism of Marsilio Ficino and Giovanni Pico

    1st Edition

    By Michael J. B. Allen

    Collected Studies CS1063 Fifteen of these essays by one of the leading authorities on Renaissance Platonism explore the complex philosophical, hermeneutical, and mythological issues addressed by the Florentine, Marsilio Ficino (1433-99). Ficino was the pre-eminent Platonist of his time and a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07
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    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Plotinus on the Appearance of Time and the World of Sense: A Pantomime book cover

    Plotinus on the Appearance of Time and the World of Sense

    A Pantomime, 1st Edition

    By Deepa Majumdar

    Plotinus (c.205-70) was a Neoplatonist philosopher, his work posthumously published by Porphyry and divided into six books, nine tractates each, called the Enneads. In this book Majumdar makes a valuable addition to the literature on his work, especially Ennead III.7(45)11-13 - in particular…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Themes in Neoplatonic and Aristotelian Logic: Order, Negation and Abstraction book cover

    Themes in Neoplatonic and Aristotelian Logic

    Order, Negation and Abstraction, 1st Edition

    By John N. Martin

    Were the most serious philosophers of the millennium 200 A.D. to 1200 A.D. just confused mystics? This book shows otherwise. John Martin rehabilitates Neoplatonism, founded by Plotinus and brought into Christianity by St. Augustine. The Neoplatonists devise ranking predicates like good,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy book cover

    Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Henrik Lagerlund

    The notions of mental representation and intentionality are central to contemporary philosophy of mind and it is usually assumed that these notions, if not originated, at least were made essential to the philosophy of mind by Descartes in the seventeenth century. The authors in this book challenge…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Plotinus book cover

    Plotinus

    1st Edition

    By Eyjólfur K. Emilsson

    Plotinus (AD 205–270) was the founder of Neoplatonism, whose thought has had a profound influence on medieval philosophy, and on Western philosophy more broadly. In this engaging book, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson introduces and explains the full spectrum of Plotinus’ philosophy for those coming to his…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    The Routledge Philosophers

  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies: A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa book cover

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies

    A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa, 1st Edition

    By Massimo A. Rondolino

    This book examines the potential of conducting studies in comparative hagiology, through parallel literary and historical analyses of spiritual life writings pertaining to distinct religious contexts. In particular, it focuses on a comparative analysis of the early sources on the medieval Christian…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • Routledge Companion to Sixteenth Century Philosophy book cover

    Routledge Companion to Sixteenth Century Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Henrik Lagerlund, Benjamin Hill

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-01-06
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    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Renaissance Theories of Vision book cover

    Renaissance Theories of Vision

    1st Edition

    By Charles H. Carman

    Edited by John Shannon Hendrix

    How are processes of vision, perception, and sensation conceived in the Renaissance? How are those conceptions made manifest in the arts? The essays in this volume address these and similar questions to establish important theoretical and philosophical bases for artistic production in the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Angels in Medieval Philosophical Inquiry: Their Function and Significance book cover

    Angels in Medieval Philosophical Inquiry

    Their Function and Significance, 1st Edition

    By Martin Lenz

    Edited by Isabel Iribarren

    The nature and properties of angels occupied a prominent place in medieval philosophical inquiry. Creatures of two worlds, angels provided ideal ground for exploring the nature of God and his creation, being perceived as 'models' according to which a whole range of questions were defined, from…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Mind, Cognition and Representation: The Tradition of Commentaries on Aristotle’s De anima book cover

    Mind, Cognition and Representation

    The Tradition of Commentaries on Aristotle’s De anima, 1st Edition

    By Paul J.J.M. Bakker

    Edited by Johannes M.M.H. Thijssen

    How can beliefs, which are immaterial, be about things? How can the body be the seat of thought? This book traces the historical roots of the cognitive sciences and examines pre-modern conceptualizations of the mind as presented and discussed in the tradition of commentaries on Aristotle's De…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Medieval Philosophy

  • Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

    1st Edition

    By Various Authors

    Descartes has long been recognized as occupying a pivotal position in Western philosophy. At the very centre of Descartes’ innovation are his intimately related conceptions of mind and knowledge. These twin notions form the main problems that have continued to exercise philosophers to this day.…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09
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    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

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