Renaissance philosophy
The designation "Renaissance philosophy" is used by scholars of intellectual history to refer to the thought of the period running in Europe roughly between 1350 and 1650 (the dates shift forward for ...
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Copernican Revolution
The Copernican Revolution was the paradigm shift from the Ptolemaic model of the heavens, which described the cosmos as having Earth stationary at the center of the universe, to the heliocentric model...
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Renaissance humanism
Humanism is the resurgent study of classical antiquity, at first in Italy, and then spreading across Western Europe in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.The terms Renaissance (rinascimento "rebirth") ...
Machiavellianism
Machiavellianism is "the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct". The word comes from the Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer Niccolò Machiavelli, who wrote Il Pri...
Walter Quin
Walter Quin (1575?–1640) was an Irish poet who worked in Scotland and England for the House of Stuart.
Born about 1575 in Dublin, nothing is known of Quin's early life before he travelled to study...
Humanism in France
Humanism in France found its way from Italy, but did not become a distinct movement until the 16th century was well on its way.On the completion of the Hundred Years' War between France and England, t...
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Artis Historicae Penus
Artis Historicae Penus ("Treasury of the Art of History", 1579) is a compilation of 18 ars historica works brought out in 1579 by the late Renaissance Basel printer Pietro Perna. This compendium in oc...
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Sidereus Nuncius
Sidereus Nuncius (usually Sidereal Messenger, also Starry Messenger or Sidereal Message) is a short astronomical treatise (or pamphlet) published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei in March 1610. It was...
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Machiavellian intelligence
In cognitive science and evolutionary psychology, Machiavellian intelligence (also known as political intelligence or social intelligence) is the capacity of an entity to be in a successful political ...
Transmission of the Classics
The introduction of Greek philosophy and science into the culture of the Latin West in the Middle Ages was an event that transformed the intellectual life of Western Europe. It consisted of the discov...
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Geohumoral theory
Geohumoral theory or Geohumoralism was a racialist concept propounded in Renaissance Europe. Briefly, it "held that variations in topography and climate produced variations in national characteristics...
Copernican Revolution (metaphor)
The Copernican Revolution, which in terms of astronomy amounted to the acceptance of heliocentrism as suggested by Nicolaus Copernicus, has also been used widely as a metaphor supporting descriptions ...
16th century philosophy
16th-century philosophy is generally regarded as the later part of Renaissance philosophy.Early 16th-century philosophy is often called the High Renaissance and is considered to succeed the Renais...
Justus Lipsius
Justus Lipsius (Joose Lips or Joost Lips) (18 October 1547 – 23 March 1606) was a Flemish philologist and humanist. Lipsius wrote a series of works designed to revive ancient Stoicism in a form that w...
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Jakub Górski
Jakub Górski (ca. 1525 – 1583) was a Polish Renaissance philosopher.
Jakub Górski was an early Polish representative of Stoicism. He wrote a famous Dialectic (1563) and many works in grammar, rhet...
Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica
Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Latin for "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy", often referred to as simply the Principia, is a work in three books by Sir Isaac Newton, in Lati...
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Social dominance orientation
Social dominance orientation (SDO) is a personality trait which predicts social and political attitudes, and is a widely used social psychological scale. SDO is conceptualised as a measure of individu...
Guillaume du Vair
Guillaume du Vair (7 March 1556 – 3 August 1621) was a French author and lawyer.He was born in Paris. After taking holy orders, he exercised only legal functions for most of his career. However...
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Humanist Library of Sélestat
The Humanist Library in Sélestat is one of the most important cultural treasures of Alsace, France. According to a traditional saying, Alsace has three great treasures: Strasbourg Cathedral, the Isenh...
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Étienne de La Boétie
Étienne or Estienne de La Boétie ([etjɛn də la bɔesi]; [bwati] or [bɔeti] in local Périgord dialect; 1 November 1530 – 18 August 1563) was a French judge, writer, and "a founder of modern political p...
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Accademia Fiorentina
The Accademia Fiorentina was a philosophical and literary academy in Renaissance Florence, Italy.
The Accademia Fiorentina was founded in Florence on 1 November 1540 as the Accademia degli Umidi,...
Mikael Agricola
Mikael Agricola ([ˈmikɑel ˈɑɡrikolɑ]  pronunciation ) (c. 1510 – 9 April 1557) was a clergyman who became the de facto founder of literary Finnish and a prominent proponent of the Prot...
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Niccolò Machiavelli
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli ([nikkoˈlɔ makjaˈvɛlli]; 3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was a Florentine historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer during the Renaissance. He ...
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Accademia degli Infiammati
The Accademia degli Infiammati ("Academy of the Burning Ones") was a short-lived but influential philosophical and literary academy in Padua. It was founded in 1540 by Leone Orsini, and was dissolved ...
Adam Burski
Adam Burski or Bursius (ca. 1560–1611) was a Polish philosopher of the Renaissance period.
Burski was a leading Polish representative of Stoicism. He wrote a Dialectica Ciceronis (1604) that boldl...
And Yet It Moves
And Yet It Moves is a platform video game developed by independent developer Broken Rules. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux on April 2, 2009, and a Wii port was release...
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Galilean moons
The Galilean moons are the four moons of Jupiter discovered by Galileo Galilei around January 1610. They are by far the largest of the moons of Jupiter. They are Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto an...
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Hans Lippershey
Hans Lippershey (1570 – September 1619), also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch spectacle-maker. He is commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, although it is...
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