By Steven Nadler
A better half to Early smooth Philosophy is a accomplished advisor to the main major philosophers and philosophical strategies of 17th- and eighteenth-century Europe.
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• Spans a variety of philosophical components and difficulties, together with metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of technological know-how, ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics.
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• Represents the main updated examine within the heritage of early smooth philosophy.
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Jakob Thomasius (1622-84) was Professor of Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy in Leipzig, and had a major influence on the development of Leibniz’s early thought. Johann Adam Scherzer (1628-83) was Professor of Hebrew and Theology in Leipzig, while Erhard Weigel (1625-99) was Professor of Mathematics in Jena, where Leibniz visited in the summer semester of 1663. All three of these thinkers used Platonist doctrines as a central component in their philosophical systems. Leibniz’s predecessors were not scholars of Plato, but they were inheritors of a vast literature of writings that they called Platonic and that they considered a treasure-trove of ideas.
Despite the genuine limitation of the examples offered here, and despite the restriction of our discussion to early modern metaphysics and epistemology (and the exclusion, for example, of ethics and political philosophy), it is clear that Platonism was used throughout the early modern period in diverse and significant ways. As it turns out, even canonical figures like Descartes and Leibniz employed Platonist materials in their philosophical constructions. That such innovative thinkers combined these ancient assumptions with their mechanical physics and with other newly invented theories shows the propensity in the period to blend together ideas from diverse sources.
For example, Renaissance thinkers frequently proclaimed that the real philosophy of Aristotle was very different than the verbose scholastism of the dim-witted schoolmen. By the seventeenth century, many Protestant thinkers had come to believe that because of the insights afforded by the new theology, they were able to recognize the true worth of previously misunderstood ancient ideas. As for the second question, humanists offered two distinct answers. Many accepted an account of history that allowed them to sanctify pagan learning.
A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) by Steven Nadler