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Paganini, Gianni 1950-

Works: 109 works in 325 publications in 6 languages and 4,364 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other, Contributor, Opponent, 958
Classifications: B837, 149.73
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The return of scepticism : from Hobbes and Descartes to Bayle by Gianni Paganini( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 203 libraries worldwide
The theme of scepticism has been central in the study of the history of ideas in modern times since Richard Popkin's and Charles Schmitt's works. After them, the assumption connected with the philosophical notion of scepticism was broadened so as to define the critical use of reason and doubt concerning the truth of religion, the function of politics, the aims of science, thus becoming a central intellectual issue in the making of modernity. In this collection of articles (in fact the proceedings of an international conference held in Vercelli) special care is dedicated to placing the theme of scepticism within its philosophical tradition. Moreover, in comparison with other historical studies, the English philosophical thinkers appear here in the foreground, with a number of contributions on Hobbes, Locke, Cambridge Platonists and the Latitude-Men. The French Context also, ranging from Descartes to Malebranche, from Arnauld and Port-Royal to Huet, Bayle and his followers, is explored in depth. Some articles deal with Italian major figures (Vico and Galilei above all) and Spanish culture. Special care is dedicated to the relationships between history of philosophical ideas and the problems rising from the history of sciences (medicine, physics, linguistics, historical scholarship) in the 17th and the 18th centuries. Level of readership or target groups: University Courses, University Libraries, Specialized scholars
Skepticism and political thought in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries ( Book )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
In this collection, thirteen distinguished contributors examine the influence of the ancient skeptical philosophy of Pyrrho of Elis and Sextus Empiricus on early modern political thought. Classical skepticism argues that in the absence of certainty one must either suspend judgment and live by habit or act on the basis of probability rather than certainty. In either case, one must reject dogmatic confidence in politics and philosophy. Surveying the use of skepticism in works by Hobbes, Descartes, Hume, Smith, and Kant, among others, the essays in 'Skepticism and political thought in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries' demonstrate the pervasive impact of skepticism on the intellectual landscape of early modern Europe. This volume is not just an authoritative account of skepticism's importance from the Enlightenment to the French Revolution, it is also the basis for understanding skepticism's continuing political implications
Renaissance scepticisms by Gianni Paganini( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Even if specific pieces of research (on the sources or on individual authors, such as Pico, Agrippa, Erasmus, Montaigne, Sanches etc.) have given and are still producing significant results on Renaissance scepticism, an overall synthesis comprising the entire period has not been achieved yet. No predetermined idea of that complex historical subject that is Renaissance scepticism underlies this book, and even less we want to sacrifice the complexity of movements, personalities, tendencies and interpretations to any sort of a priori unity of theme. We acknowledge unhesitatingly that we had always thought of "scepticisms" in the plural, and believe that the different contexts (philosophical, religious, cultural) in which these forms grew up must also be taken into account. Furthermore, given the transversal nature and provocative character of the sceptical challenge, this book contains essays also on philosophers who, without being sceptics and sometimes engaged in fighting scepticism, nevertheless took up its challenge. The main authors considered in this book are: Vives, Castellio, Agrippa, Pedro de Valencia, Pico, Sanchez, Montaigne, Charron, Bruno, Bacon, and Campanella. The various essays in the book show the relevance of the philosophical thought of authors little known by the general public and put in new perspective important aspects of the thought of some of the great thinkers of the Renaissance
Pierre Bayle dans la république des lettres : philosophie, religion, critique ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Rassemble des articles qui dressent le bilan des recherches sur la vie de Bayle dans le refuge rotterdamois, définissent son statut dans le grand complexe européen des réseaux de la république des lettres et font le point de la recherche la plus récente sur les différents domaines de son activité intellectuelle et sur la réception de ses ouvrages
Les philosophies clandestines à l'âge classique by Gianni Paganini( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in French and Italian and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Le manuscrit clandestin représente un genre très particulier de la communication philosophique : anonymat rigoureux, critique rationaliste de la philosophie et de la religion, mise en valeur de traditions alternatives, classiques et de la Renaissance, lecture symptômale des textes de référence de la culture officielle. Ces traités traversent une époque de transformations culturelles importantes, ils essayent des voies nouvelles à la recherche d'une vérité cachée sous les professions officielles de foi
Skepsis : le débat des modernes sur le scepticisme : Montaigne, Le Vayer, Campanella, Hobbes, Descartes, Bayle by Gianni Paganini( Book )
11 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Skepticism in the modern age : building on the work of Richard Popkin by José Raimundo Maia Neto( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Since the publication of the first edition of Richard Popkin's classic The History of Scepticism in 1960, skepticism has been increasingly recognized as a major force in the development of early modern philosophy. This book provides a review of current scholarship and significant updated research on some of the main thinkers and issues related to the reappraisal of ancient skepticism in the modern age. Special attention is given to the nature, importance, and relation to religion of Montaigne's and Hume's skepticisms; to the various skeptical and non-skeptical sources of Cartesian doubt; to the skeptical and anti-skeptical impact of Cartesianism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; and to philosophers who dealt with skeptical issues in the development of their own various intellectual interests
Le Edizioni dei testi filosofici e scientifici del '500 e del '600 : problemi di metodo e prospettive di ricerca by Seminario di Studio( Book )
18 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Der Garten und die Moderne : epikureische Moral und Politik vom Humanismus bis zur Aufklärung ( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in German and French and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Theophrastus redivivus by Theophrastus( Book )
24 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in Italian and Latin and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Analisi della fede e critica della ragione nella filosofia di Pierre Bayle by Gianni Paganini( Book )
10 editions published in 1980 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Early Modern philosophers and the Renaissance legacy ( Book )
10 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 67 libraries worldwide
"When does Renaissance philosophy end, and Early Modern philosophy begin? Do Renaissance philosophers have something in common, which distinguishes them from Early Modern philosophers? And ultimately, what defines the modernity of the Early Modern period, and what role did the Renaissance play in shaping it? The answers to these questions are not just chronological. This book challenges traditional constructions of these periods, which partly reflect the prejudice that the Renaissance was a literary and artistic phenomenon, rather than a philosophical phase. The essays in this book investigate how the legacy of Renaissance philosophers persisted in the following centuries through the direct encounters of subsequent generations with Renaissance philosophical texts. This volume treats Early Modern philosophers as joining their predecessors as 'conversation partners': the 'conversations' in this book feature, among others, Girolamo Cardano and Henry More, Thomas Hobbes and Lorenzo Valla, Bernardino Telesio and Francis Bacon, René Descartes and Tommaso Campanella, Giulio Cesare Vanini and the anonymous Theophrastus redivivus."--
Illuminismo : un vademecum ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Pluralismo e religione civile : una prospettiva storica e filosofica : atti del Convegno di Vercelli (Università del Piemonte orientale), 24-25 giugno 2001 by Convegno di Vercelli( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Scepsi moderna : interpretazioni dello scetticismo da Charron a Hume by Gianni Paganini( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Pour et contre le scepticisme : théories et pratiques de l'Antiquité aux Lumières ( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Cet ouvrage se propose de mener l'enquête tant sur les accusations de scepticisme et sur les modes de défenses spécifiques que ces dernières imposent de mettre en place, que sur la façon dont les mêmes arguments circulent et peuvent servir à des projets contraires. Cette perspective polémique permet ainsi de s'interroger sur les étiquettes philosophiques, sur la circulation des arguments, et sur leur force et leur portée, non seulement au sein du corpus sceptique, mais aussi à l'intérieur des systèmes sommés de répondre aux questions qu'ils posent
Moto, luogo e tempo by Thomas Hobbes( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Philosophie et libre pensée : XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles = Philosophy and free thought ( Book )
2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 19 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Paganini, G.
Paganini, G. 1950-
Paganini, G. (Gianni), 1950-
Paganini, Gianenrico 1950-
Paganini, Gianni
Italian (76)
English (70)
French (45)
German (10)
Latin (10)
Multiple languages (2)
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