New Publication 'Scholastic Florence: Moral Psychology in the "Quattrocento"' by Dr Amos Edelheit

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 00:00

In this volume Dr Edelheit depicts an unfamiliar portrait of Renaissance Florence where we find not only some celebrated humanist-oriented thinkers but also their scholastic friends and rivals, discussing matters pertaining to moral psychology. The rationale here is to illuminate the shadowlands of Renaissance philosophy and the intellectual history of late 15th-century Italy by bringing into focus the important role played by scholastic thinkers in the Italian Renaissance. Questions and problems regarding e.g. the intellect and the will, evil and conscience, cognition and love are treated through detailed accounts of debates and texts which were rarely discussed previously.

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Amos Edelheit, Ph.D. (2007) is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland Maynooth. He is the author of many articles, and of the monograph Ficino, Pico and Savonarola. The Evolution of Humanist Theology 1461/2-1498 (Brill, 2008)