The art of arguing in the world of renaissance humanism.pdf

The art of arguing in the world of renaissance humanism

Marc Laureys

Renaissance humanists were often engaged in a wide variety of polemics, ranging from matter-of-fact debate to scathing invective. The programmatic nature of Renaissance humanism, intent on a fundamental reform of language, education, and society at large, led the humanists almost inevitably to conflicts with those who represented other intellectual traditions, first and foremost the Scholastics. In addition, internal competition among humanists sparked violent quarrels, in which opponents walked a thin line between defensive self-preservation and aggressive self-promotion. In the 16th century, the practice of dispute was partly reshaped by new national and confessional divides

Hobbes's education in the literary culture of English Renaissance humanism has been ... In fact, Hobbes's decision not to pursue a master of arts (a requisite for ... texts.19 But more than arguing in favor of the evident connection between this ... in natural philosophy and the influence of Epicurean conception of the world. presents his arguments “that the human race has been the especial beneficiary ... powerful influence on Renaissance humanist treatises on the dignity of man.

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