Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Aristotelianism
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A. IntroductionA.1. General characteristics

Despite much criticism, A. remained the dominant philosophy of the Latin world during the Renaissance. Its influence was not hampered by the alternative of Platonism that was popular from the 15th cent. [35]; [37], after having been introduced into the Latin west by Greek scholars, such as George Gemistos Plethon and Basilios Bessarion, and gained influence as a philosophical movement at Florence through the work of Marsilio Ficino. Aristotle remained "the master of those who know" (il maestro di color che sanno; Dante, Inf. 4,…

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Weichenhan, Michael (Berlin), “Aristotelianism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 13 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004799>
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