Freedom and Necessity in the Philosophy of the Renaissance


This conference explored the theme of human liberty as developed in the humanist tradition of the Renaissance.


Conference Readings

Cassirer, Ernst, Paul Oskar Kristeller, and John Herman Randall, Jr., eds. The Renaissance Philosophy of Man. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

Bovelles, Charles de. "The Book of the Sage." Unpublished translation by Matthias Riedl.

Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy. Translated by H.R. James. London: Elliot Stock, 1897.

Bruno, Giordano. The Heroic Enthusiasts. Translated by L. Williams. London: 1889, G. Norman and Son.

Ficino, Marsilio. Marsilio Ficino. Edited by Angela Voss. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2006.

Nicholas of Cusa. On Learned Ignorance: A Translation and an Appraisal of De Docta Ignorantia. Translated by Jasper Hopkins. Minneapolis: The Arthur J. Banning Press, 1990.