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Seventeenth-century England has lengthy been heralded because the birthplace of a so-called 'new' philosophy. but what contemporaries may need understood via 'old' philosophy has been little preferred. during this e-book Dmitri Levitin examines English attitudes to historical philosophy in extraordinary intensity, demonstrating the centrality of engagement with the heritage of philosophy to nearly all proficient folks, no matter if students, clerics, or philosophers themselves, and aligning English highbrow tradition heavily to that of continental Europe. Drawing on an enormous array of resources, Levitin demanding situations the belief that curiosity in historical principles was once constrained to out-of-date 'ancients' or used to be in a few feel 'pre-enlightened'; certainly, a lot of the highbrow justification for the hot philosophy got here from re-writing its heritage. even as, the deep funding of English students in pioneering kinds of past due humanist erudition led them to enhance the most cutting edge narratives of historic philosophy in early smooth Europe.

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