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Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy


  • Reflects on the philosophical issues of various disciplines and on their interconnections with philosophy

  • Includes entries on philosophers, problems, terms, historical periods, subjects and the cultural context of renaissance philosophy

  • Easy-to-use tool accessible to everyone with an interest in Renaissance intellectual history

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Table of contents (873 entries)

  1. Abbacus School

    • Jens Høyrup
  2. Abraham ben Isaac Shalom

    • Abraham Melamed
  3. Abraham Ben Meir De Balmes

    • Silvia Di Donato
  4. Abravanel, Leon

    • Maria Vittoria Comacchi
  5. Abril, Pedro Simón

    • Alejandro Coroleu
  6. Abū’l-Fazl

    • A. Azfar Moin
  7. Academy of Fame

    • Valeria Guarna
  8. Academy, Platonic

    • Frank La Brasca
  9. Accademia degli Infiammati

    • Maria Teresa Girardi
  10. Acciaiuoli, Donato

    • Lorenzo Filippo Bacchini
  11. Achillini, Alessandro

    • Leen Spruit
  12. Aconcio, Jacopo

    • Fabrizio Meroi
  13. Acquapendente, Girolamo Fabrici

    • Alberto Zanatta, Gaetano Thiene
  14. Acquaviva, Claudio

    • Emanuele Lacca
  15. Acuña, Hernando de

    • Elizabeth Ashcroft Terry-Roisin
  16. Agricola, Rudolph

    • Marc van der Poel

About this book

Gives accurate and reliable summaries of the current state of research. It includes entries on philosophers, problems, terms, historical periods, subjects and the cultural context of Renaissance Philosophy. Furthermore, it covers Latin, Arabic, Jewish, Byzantine and vernacular philosophy, and includes entries on the cross-fertilization of these philosophical traditions. A unique feature of this encyclopedia is that it does not aim to define what Renaissance philosophy is, rather simply to cover the philosophy of the period between 1300 and 1650. ​

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. of Philosophy a. Cultural Heritage, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia Dept. of Philosophy a. Cultural Heritage, Venezia, Italy

    Marco Sgarbi

About the editor

Marco Sgarbi was born in 1982 in Mantua, Italy, and received his Ph.D. from the Università di Verona. He taught history of philosophy, history of concepts and computational linguistics for philosophical texts at the Università di Verona from 2010 to 2012. He has been visiting professor of Renaissance Philosophy at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Marília, Brazil. He was Frances A. Yates Short-Term Research fellow at the Warburg Institute, research fellow at the Università di Verona, Fritz Thyssen fellow at Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, and research fellow at the Accademia dei Lincei–British Academy. Actually he is Jean-François Malle-Harvard I Tatti Fellow at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. He is the editor of Philosophical Readings, a four-monthly on-line journal, and of Studies and Sources in the History of Philosophy Series by Aemme Edizioni. He is also member of the editorial board of Lo Sguardo, Estudios Kantianos, philosophy@lisbon. He is member of the Transcendental Philosophy Research, Renaissance Society of America, North American Kant Society, Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani, British Society for the History of Philosophy, Società Italiana degli Storici della Filosofia, International Society for Intellectual History, Società Filosofica Italiana, American Philosophical Association.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

  • Editors: Marco Sgarbi

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Religion and Philosophy, Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Topics: History of Philosophy, History