Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Agricola, Rudolph

Born: ca. 28 August 1443
Died: 27/28 October 1485
  • Marc van der Poel
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_270-2

Abstract

The Frisian dialectician and rhetorician Rudolph Agricola was an important propagator of humanism in the Low Countries and Germany. He left a small but impressive oeuvre including letters, orations, poems, and writings on dialectic and rhetoric. His De formando studio is an important contribution to humanist pedagogy and didactics. His main work De inventione dialectica is arguably the most important Renaissance theory of discourse.

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Primary Literature

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ClassicsRadboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

Section editors and affiliations

  • Paul Richard Blum
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyLoyola University MarylandBaltimoreUSA