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The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Howard Hotson

Abstract

Howard Hotson’s previous contribution to this series, Commonplace Learning, explored how a fragmented political and confessional landscape turned the northwestern corner of the Holy Roman Empire into the pedagogical laboratory of post-Reformation Protestant Europe. This sequel traces the further evolution of that tradition after that region’s leading educational institutions were destroyed by the Thirty Years War (1618–1648) and their students and teachers scattered in all directions. Transplanted to the Dutch Republic, the post-Ramist tradition provided ideas, values, and methods which helped ... More

Keywords: Ramism, René Descartes, Francis Bacon, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Jan Amos Comenius, Johann Heinrich Alsted, encyclopaedism, pedagogy, universities, Thirty Years War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199553389
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199553389.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Hotson, author
Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK

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The Thirty Years War and the Dutch Golden Age: Post-Ramist Method and Early Cartesianism, 1620–1670

The Reformed Diaspora and the Hartlib Circle: Post-Ramist Method and Mid-Century Baconianism, 1630–1670

Post-Ramist Encyclopaedism In Post-War Europe: Leibniz and the End of An Era, 1630–1716