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By Dmitri Levitin

Seventeenth-century England has lengthy been heralded because the birthplace of a so-called 'new' philosophy. but what contemporaries may need understood via 'old' philosophy has been little preferred. during this publication Dmitri Levitin examines English attitudes to old philosophy in exceptional intensity, demonstrating the centrality of engagement with the background of philosophy to just about all proficient individuals, no matter if students, clerics, or philosophers themselves, and aligning English highbrow tradition heavily to that of continental Europe. Drawing on an unlimited array of resources, Levitin demanding situations the idea that curiosity in historical principles was once constrained to out-of-date 'ancients' or used to be in a few feel 'pre-enlightened'; certainly, a lot of the highbrow justification for the recent philosophy got here from re-writing its background. while, the deep funding of English students in pioneering different types of overdue humanist erudition led them to boost one of the most leading edge narratives of old philosophy in early sleek Europe.

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2 vols, Amsterdam, 1697), ii, 449–50. Le Clerc here says nothing of the sort, instead preaching caution about Laërtius’s lists of various philosophers’ writings, and actually praising Ménage on this score. Durling, ‘Renaissance editions and translations of Galen’ (1961) remains essential. 1 below for seminal works on medical humanism. Goulding, Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance rediscovery of mathematical history (2010) is an excellent study, also discussing the available sources. 102 on Thu Mar 17 12:12:55 GMT 2016.

159; Primavesi, ‘Estienne’, 170–2. Tolomio, ‘Historia philosophica’, 154–60 is the best account of its popularity and many editions (quotation from 155). On Traversari, see Stinger, Ambrogio Traversari (1977), esp. 71–7 on the Laërtius translation, based on two manuscript copies collected in Constantinople by Guarino da Verona and Antonio da Massa; see also Gigante, ‘Ambrogio Traversari interprete di Diogene Laerzio’ (1988), 459. The Greek editio princeps was published by Froben in 1533. For the full manuscript tradition, see now Dorandi, Laertiana (2009).

Bc) Democritus (c. 460–370 bc) Protagoras (c. 490–420 bc) Diogenes of Apollonia Anaxarchus Pyrrho (c. 360–270 bc) Timon Epicurus (341–270 bc) Anaximander (c. 610–546 bc) Anaximenes (c. 585–528 bc) Anaxagoras (c. 510–428 bc) Archelaus Socrates (c. 469–399 bc) Xenophon Aeschines Aristippus (c. 435–356 bc, founder of Cyrenaic sect) Plato (428–348 bc) Speusippus Xenocrates Polemo Arcesilaus Bion Carneades Clitomachus Aristotle (348–322 bc) Theophrastus (c. 371–287 bc) Strato (c. 335–269 bc) Heraclides Antisthenes (c.

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