Early Modern Philosophers and the Renaissance Legacy
Conventional wisdom has it that the scholarship of the Renaissance and of the Early Modern period are almost entirely divided from each other, as if an abrupt change of scenery had taken place from the 16th to the 17th century. Challenging this view, the conference will encourage work and discussion from a different perspective, entering a territory which is still largely unexplored: the Renaissance legacy – its presence and its transformations – in Early Modern thought. The conference will focus both on responses by Early Modern philosophical thought to Renaissance texts, topics and authors, and on continuities between the two periods. The aim of the conference is to reveal both the far-reaching developments of Renaissance philosophies, and the manifold and complex roots of 17th-century thought.
Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Stephen Clucas (University of London), Germana Ernst (Rom), Natacha Fabbri (Florenz), Emmanuel Faye (Rouen), Daniel Garber (Princeton), Guido Giglioni (University of London), Sarah Hutton (Aberystwyth), John C. Laursen (Riverside), Paul Rateau (Paris 1 Sorbonne), Emanuela Scribano (Venedig).