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Medieval, Renaissance and Skeptical Philosophy

Henrik Lagerlund is interviewed by Richard Marshall at 3:16.

Henrik

'The term ‘Renaissance philosophy’ is particularly useless. It just does not serve any purpose. Is philosophy that starts with Petrarch in the 14thcentury the beginning of the Renaissance? No, there is nothing new that begins then. Petrarch had a certain influence on some later thinkers in the 15thand 16th centuries, but it does not make any sense to delineate a new period in history that starts then.'

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