"This is definitely a thorough and readable introduction to an era in western philosophy that is often ignored."--David B. Boersema, Pacific University
"An excellent overview of all aspects of the world of learning in the Renaissance."--Irving Kelter, University of St. Thomas
"An excellent introduction to the subject."--Alan Gabbey, Barnard College
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About the Author
Brian 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 Schmitt, who died in Padua in 1986, was lecturer in History of Science and Philosophy at the Warburg Institute of the University of London.