The art of arguing in the world of renaissance humanism.pdf

The art of arguing in the world of renaissance humanism

Marc Laureys

Renaissance humanists were often engaged in a wide variety of polemics, ranging from matter-of-fact debate to scathing invective. The programmatic nature of Renaissance humanism, intent on a fundamental reform of language, education, and society at large, led the humanists almost inevitably to conflicts with those who represented other intellectual traditions, first and foremost the Scholastics. In addition, internal competition among humanists sparked violent quarrels, in which opponents walked a thin line between defensive self-preservation and aggressive self-promotion. In the 16th century, the practice of dispute was partly reshaped by new national and confessional divides

According to George Makdisi, certain aspects of Renaissance humanism has its roots in the medieval Islamic world, including the "art of dictation, called in Latin, ... 1 Oct 2012 ... This essay reviews the new scholarship on Renaissance humanism alongside ... while making the humanities urgently relevant to a world in turmoil. ... For what the Greeks call paideia we call learning and instruction in the liberal arts. ... produced by mid‐century Renaissance scholars, I am arguing that it is ...

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The art of arguing in the world of renaissance humanism.pdf


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