Platonism at the Origins of Modernity: Studies on Platonism and Early Modern Philosophy
Douglas Hedley, Sarah Hutton, 2008
This collection of essays offers an overview of the range and breadth of Platonic philosophy in the early modern period. It examines philosophers of Platonic tradition, such as Cusanus, Ficino, and Cudworth. The book also addresses the impact of Platonism on major philosophers of the period, especially Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Shaftesbury and Berkeley.
(Text by the editors)
Table of contents
Introduction – Hutton, Sarah
Nicholas of Cusa (1401–1464): Platonism at the Dawn of Modernity – Moran, Dermot
At Variance: Marsilio Ficino, Platonism and Heresy – Allen, Michael J. B.
Going Naked into the Shrine: Herbert, Plotinus and the Constructive Metaphor – Clark, Stephen R. L.
Comenius, Light Metaphysics and Educational Reform – Rohls, Jan
Robert Fludd’s Kabbalistic Cosmos – Schmidt-Biggemann, Wilhelm
Reconciling Theory and Fact: The Problem of ‘Other Faiths’ in Lord Herbert and the Cambridge Platonists – Pailin, David
Trinity, Community and Love: Cudworth’s Platonism and the Idea of God – Armour, Leslie
Chaos and Order in Cudworth’s Thought – Breteau, Jean-Louis
Cudworth, Prior and Passmore on the Autonomy of Ethics – Attfield, Robin
Substituting Aristotle: Platonic Themes in Dutch Cartesianism – Ruler, Han
Soul, Body and World: Plato’s Timaeus and Descartes’ Meditations – Wilson, Catherine
Locke, Plato and Platonism – Rogers, G. A. J.
Reflections on Locke’s Platonism – Nuovo, Victor
The Platonism at the Core of Leibniz’s Philosophy – Mercer, Christia
Leibniz and Berkeley: Platonic Metaphysics and ‘The Mechanical Philosophy’ – Brown, Stuart
Which Platonism for Which Modernity? A Note on Shaftesbury’s Socratic Sea-Cards – Jaffro, Laurent
Platonism, Aesthetics and the Sublime at the Origins of Modernity – Hedley, Douglas