Humanism in an age of science the Amsterdam Athenaeum in the golden age, 1632-1704 by Dirk van Miert

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Published by Brill in Leiden, Boston .

Written in English

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  • Universiteit van Amsterdam -- History -- 17th century,
  • Athenaeum Illustre (Amsterdam, Netherlands) -- History -- 17th century,
  • Education, Higher -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- History -- 17th century,
  • Universities and colleges -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- History -- 17th century,
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Intellectual life -- 17th century

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementby Dirk van Miert ; translated by Michiel Wielema, with Anthony Ossa-Richardson.
SeriesBrill"s studies in intellectual history -- v. 179, Brill"s studies in intellectual history -- v. 179.
LC ClassificationsLF4077 .M5413 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 433 p. :
Number of Pages433
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23861039M
ISBN 109004176853
ISBN 109789004176850
LC Control Number2009021766

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The point of the word ‘human’ in ‘humanism’ is to emphasise human things as opposed to divine things, because the great contrast of the age was between those two ways of thinking.

Either you locate your thinking out there in the divine sphere—ever so elevated, looking to the world to come—or you locate your thinking in the human. Humanism in an Age of Science: The Amsterdam Athenaeum in the Golden Age, (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) [Dirk Miert] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Drawing on letters, orations and disputations, this book argues that during the seventeenth century, the Amsterdam AthenaeumCited by: 5.

Renaissance humanism was a revival in the study of classical antiquity, at first in Italy and then spreading across Western Europe in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.

Contemporary use of the term humanism is consistent with the historical use prominent in that period, while Renaissance humanism is a retronym used to distinguish it from later humanist developments.

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