The Resource In defense of common sense : Lorenzo Valla's humanist critique of scholastic philosophy, Lodi Nauta

In defense of common sense : Lorenzo Valla's humanist critique of scholastic philosophy, Lodi Nauta

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In defense of common sense : Lorenzo Valla's humanist critique of scholastic philosophy
Title
In defense of common sense
Title remainder
Lorenzo Valla's humanist critique of scholastic philosophy
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Lodi Nauta
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Lorenzo Valla's humanist critique of scholastic philosophy
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eng
Summary
"One of the leading humanists of Quattrocento Italy, Lorenzo Valla (ca. 1406-1457) has been praised as a brilliant debunker of medieval scholastic philosophy. In this book Lodi Nauta seeks a more balanced assessment, presenting us with the first comprehensive analysis of the humanist's attempt at radical reform of Aristotelian scholasticism." "This study examines Valla's attack on major tenets of Aristotelian metaphysics, showing how Valla employed common sense and linguistic usage as his guides. It then explicates Valla's critique of Aristotelian psychology and natural philosophy and discusses his moral and religious views, including Valla's notorious identification of Christian beatitude with Epicurean pleasure and his daring views on the Trinity. Finally, it takes up Valla's humanist dialectic, which seeks to transform logic into a practical tool measured by persuasiveness and effectiveness." "Nauta firmly places Valla's arguments and ideas within the contexts of ancient and medieval philosophical traditions as well as renewed interest in ancient rhetoric in the Renaissance. He also demonstrates the relevance of Valla's conviction that the philosophical problems of the scholastics are rooted in a misunderstanding of language. Combining philosophical exegesis and historical scholarship, this book offers a new approach to a major Renaissance thinker."--Jacket
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Nauta, Lodi
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B785.V1144
LC item number
N38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.
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  • Valla, Lorenzo
  • Valla, Lorenzo
  • Valla, Lorenzo
  • Valla, Lorenzo
  • Humanism
  • Scholasticism
  • Humanism
  • Scholasticism
  • Scholastiek
  • Aristotelisme
  • Retorica
  • Humanisme (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Humanismus
  • Kritik
  • Scholastik
  • Aristotelismus
  • Aristotelismus
  • Kritik
  • Scholastik
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In defense of common sense : Lorenzo Valla's humanist critique of scholastic philosophy, Lodi Nauta
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-395) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction -- The attack on Aristotelian-scholastic metaphysics -- The analysis of things : substance, quality, and the tree of porphyry -- Thing and word : a critique of transcendental terms -- From a grammatical point of view : the reduction of the categories -- Soul, nature, morality, and God -- Soul and nature : a critique of Aristotelian psychology and natural philosophy -- The virtues and the road to heavenly pleasure -- Speaking about the ineffable : the Trinity -- Toward a humanist dialectic -- Dialectic I : propositions, the square of contraries, proof and argument -- Dialectic II : forms of argumentation -- Conclusion: Valla and "ordinary language philosophy."
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25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780674032699
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(alk. paper)
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2008035603
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
006836396
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  • (OCoLC)246197900
  • (OCoLC)ocn246197900
Label
In defense of common sense : Lorenzo Valla's humanist critique of scholastic philosophy, Lodi Nauta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The attack on Aristotelian-scholastic metaphysics -- The analysis of things : substance, quality, and the tree of porphyry -- Thing and word : a critique of transcendental terms -- From a grammatical point of view : the reduction of the categories -- Soul, nature, morality, and God -- Soul and nature : a critique of Aristotelian psychology and natural philosophy -- The virtues and the road to heavenly pleasure -- Speaking about the ineffable : the Trinity -- Toward a humanist dialectic -- Dialectic I : propositions, the square of contraries, proof and argument -- Dialectic II : forms of argumentation -- Conclusion: Valla and "ordinary language philosophy."
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 401 pages
Isbn
9780674032699
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
006836396
System control number
  • (OCoLC)246197900
  • (OCoLC)ocn246197900

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