IBNA- ‘Renaissance Philosophy’ (A History of Western Philosophy, No. 3) by scholars Brian Copenhaver and Charles Schmitt which offers a living, dynamic portrayal of history of thinking has been published in Persian.
The book which supplements the sources have already published in Iran (such as works by Burkhart and Cassirer) has been translated into Persian by Mas’oud Hosseini. Iranian Organization of Research and Composing Textbooks on Humanities (SAMT) has released the book in 449 pages and 500 copies.
The Renaissance has long been recognized as a brilliant moment in the development of Western civilization. Little attention has been devoted, however, to the distinct contribution of philosophy to Renaissance culture. This volume introduces the reader to the philosophy written, read, taught, and debated during the period traditionally credited with the "revival of learning."
Beginning with original sources still largely inaccessible to most readers, and drawing on a wide range of secondary studies, the authors examine the relation of Renaissance philosophy to humanism and the universities, the impact of rediscovered ancient sources, the recovery of Plato and the Neoplatonists, and the evolving ascendancy of Aristotle.
‘Renaissance Philosophy’ (Oxford University Press; 1st Edition, 1998) also explores the original contributions of major figures including Bruni, Valla, Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Pomponazzi, Machiavelli, More, Vitoria, Montaigne, Bruno, and Camapanella.
Brian P. Copenhaver is Professor of History and Philosophy and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. His books include: ‘Hermetica’ (Ed, with T. Hermes, CUP 1992). Charles B. Schmitt, who passed away in Padua in 1986, was lecturer in History of Science and Philosophy at the Warburg Institute of the University of London.