El umbral de la modernidad

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Papel
Clase de producto: Estudios
Editorial: Herder Editorial
ISBN: 9788425421235
Publicación: 01/2000
Formato: Rústica con solapas
Idioma: Español
Número de páginas: 514
Tamaño: 14.10 x 21.60
34.90 €

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A lo largo de más de 500 páginas, el catedrático de Historia de la Filosofía del Renacimiento, Miguel Angel Granada, indaga sobre los orígenes del pensamiento moderno y su imagen del universo.

 Tras su recuperación en los siglos XII-XIII por mediación de la cultura árabe, el aristotelismo se convirtió -en una síntesis más o menos afortunada con el dogma cristiano- en el fundamento filosófico y científico del pensamiento del Occidente medieval. El pensamiento europeo moderno y su representación del universo y de los fines de la empresa científica se construyeron a lo largo de una batalla intelectual en la que la revolución cultural del Humanismo y la Revolución científica, con su nueva imagen del universo, constituyeron momentos decisivos.

El presente libro analiza, a lo largo del periodo comprendido entre Petrarca y Descartes (siglos XIV-XVII), algunos momentos decisivos en la gestación del pensamiento moderno. En la primera parte se estudian la renovación de la «biblioteca filosófica» llevada a cabo por el Humanismo con su programa de Renacimiento de la Antigüedad y las consecuencias en el plano filosófico-religioso (platonismo renacentista, escepticismo, Erasmo, Giordano Bruno) y político (Maquivelo). La segunda parte, en cambio, aborda la primera fase de la destrucción de la cosmología aristotélica, atendiendo a la formulación y despliegue de la cosmología copernicana, al debate sobre las «novedades celestes», a la cosmología radical de Giordano Bruno (donde el copernicanismo se radicaliza en la concepción de un universo infinito y homogéneo con infinitos sistemas planetarios) y a la formulación del ideal baconiano de la ciencia como realización de poder humano sobre la naturaleza.

 

Miguel Ángel Granada

THE THRESHOLD OF MODERNITY
Studies on philosophy, religion and science
from Petrarch to Descartes.


Over the course of more than 500 pages the professor of the History of Renaissance Philosophy, Miguel Ángel Granada enquires into the origins of modern thinking and its image of the world.
Having recovered its standing with the help of Arabic culture in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Aristotelian philosophy became in a more or less fortunate synthesis with Christian dogma one of the scientific and intellectual foundations of the medieval world. Modern European thought, with its ideas about the universe and the purpose of science, was established in the course of a long intellectual battle, the key moments of which were the cultural upheaval of humanism and the scientific revolution with its new image of the universe.
This book examines some of the decisive moments in the labour and birth of modern thinking during the centuries between Petrarch and Descartes (between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries). The first part studies the renewal of the "philosophical library" undertaken by humanism as part of its programme of the Renaissance of Antiquity and the consequences in terms of the philosophy of religion (renaissance Platonism, scepticism, Erasmus, Giordano Bruno) and of politics (Machiavelli). The second part, on the other hand, tackles the first stage in the destruction of Aristotelian cosmology, focusing on the formulation of Copernican cosmology, the debate about "celestial novelties", and the radical cosmology of Giordano Bruno which includes an extreme vision of Copernican cosmology that speaks of an infinite and homogenous universe and an infinity of planetary systems. The second part also deals with the ideal conceived by Francis Bacon that science is an expression of human power over nature.


MIGUEL ÁNGEL GRANADA (Zaragoza, 1949) is a professor of the History of Renaissance Philosophy at the Universidad de Barcelona. He is a specialist on the subject of Giordano Bruno and the revolution in cosmology of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and its theological implications. He is the author of the books Cosmology, Religion and Politics in the Renaissance (Barcelona, 1988), and The Cosmological Debate of 1588 (Naples, 1996), and has translated many authors on the subject into Spanish, among them: Francis Bacon, Erasmus, Machaevelli, Campanella and, of course, Giordano Bruno. He was part of the editorial team responsible for The Complete Works of Bruno (Les Belles Letres, Paris) and is vice-president of the Centro Internazionale di Studi Bruniani.


Of interest to: students and teachers of philosophy and history, readers interested in the development of modern thinking.

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