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What Renaissance?

19 mins | Jul 18, 2021
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Why the philosophical era most likely did not exist. Historians present the period 1300 to 1600 as a clash between humanism and scholasticism. But it didn’t really happen. Henrik Lagerlund, a professor of the history of philosophy, reveals that humanism did not replace Scholasticism, nor is it clear that ideas like the Renaissance help us understand history at all. Are most meanings and universal concepts simply created by historians?

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