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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 3. Earlier European Philosophy / d. Renaissance philosophy]

Full Idea

The fabled phenomenon of Renaissance Platonism is peripheral.

Gist of Idea

Renaissance Platonism is peripheral


Robert Pasnau (Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 [2011], 05.3)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.84

A Reaction

The point is that only a few Italians pursued the Platonic line. Pasnau suggests Cartesian dualism as a possible influence from Plato.