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Centri e periferie nella storia del pensiero filosofico
Centers and Peripheries in the History of Philosophical Thought

N. Bray, D. Di Segni, F. Retucci, E. Rubino (eds.)
approx. 285 p., 28 b/w ill., 156 x 234 mm
ISBN: 978-2-503-59408-8
Languages: Italian, English, German
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The notions of ‘centre’ and ‘peripheries’ are the two paradigms guiding through a broad analysis of figures, places and topics within the history of philosophy.

This volume is an homage to the great intellectual contribution made by Loris Sturlese in the field of the history of medieval philosophy. Its topic has been inspired by Sturlese’s methodological intuition, according to which in a historical and conceptual reconstruction of medieval philosophical thought the focus should not only be devoted to the classical, most famous centers for the transmission and elaboration of knowledge, but also to the so-called peripheries, where texts and ideas circulated as well. In this volume, the notions of ‘centre’ and ‘periphery’ are not understood in a merely geographical sense, but also in conceptual, linguistic, historical and literary terms. The richness of this approach is demonstrated by the broad spectrum of the contributions present in the volume, which range from Islamic philosophy to Italian Renaissance, including the reception of ancient philosophy as well as of Arabic scientifical works in the Latin world, and eighteenth-century French geography. A special attention is devoted to the philosophical thought developed the German area. This fruitful perspective is applied to important medieval figures, such as Dante, as well as to central philosophical notions, such as the concept of rationality. The volume explores connections, ruptures, relations and affinities through the analysis of paradigmatic figures, places and topics within the micro- and macro-histories of philosophy.

Nadia Bray is Research fellow at the Università del Salento in History of Medieval philosophy. Her research focuses on the reception of ancient and late-ancient philosophy.

Diana Di Segni is Research fellow at the Thomas-Institut of the Universität zu Köln. Her research focuses on the reception of Jewish thought in the Latin Middles Ages.

Fiorella Retucci is Associate Professor for History of Medieval philosophy at the Università del Salento and at the Universität zu Köln. Her research focuses on Medieval Latin philosophy and theology.

Elisa Rubino is Tenure Track Associate Professor at the Università del Salento in History of Medieval philosophy. Her research focuses on Medieval German philosophy and on the reception of Aristotelian science in the Middle Ages.
Table of Contents

Nadia Bray, Diana Di Segni, Fiorella Retucci, Elisa Rubino, Introduction

Loris Sturlese, Bibliography

Ruedi Imbach, Ein nicht-existierender Gegenstand? Eine gelehrte und nichtsdestotrotz persönliche Geschichte der Bochumer Schule (1971-1995)

Carmela Baffioni, Il Linguaggio di Adamo, la Caduta di Adamo. Walter Benjamin alla luce di un inedito testo arabo medievale

Luca Bianchi, L’aristotelismo vernacolare nel Rinascimento italiano: un fenomeno ‘regionale’?

Charles Burnett, Cleaning up the Latin Language in Mid-Sixteenth-Century Basel: Antonius Stuppa’s purgation of Albohazen’s De iudiciis astrorum

Stefano Caroti, "Est autem testis Melissus pro cunctis temporis sui Philosophis, sed et pro omni antiquitate". Le metamorfosi di Melisso

Giulio d’Onofrio, Dante dal centro al cerchio

Onorato Grassi, Per l’edizione critica delle opere di Pietro Aureoli

Mikhail Khorkov, Nicholas of Cusa’s marginalia to Plato’s dialogue Phaedrus as one of the forgotten sources of the supposed Cusanian Platonism

Catherine König-Pralong, Centri, periferie, luoghi e percorsi. Jules Michelet versus Victor Cousin

Freimut Löser, On the Margin. Some Notes on Meister Eckhart

Pasquale Porro, Da Tommaso al tomismo. Napoli come centro filosofico nel Medioevo

Valeria Sorge, Per una microstoria dell’umanesimo rinascimentale. Agostino Nifo e la cultura napoletana del Cinque-cento

Andreas Speer, Die Universalität der Vernunft und die Vielheit ihrer Sprachen

Markus Vinzent, The Self-Location of Meister Eckhart

Index of Names

Index of Manuscripts


Interest Classification:
Scholastic Philosophy (c. 1200-1500)

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