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Description: Lorenzo Valla (Lorenzo de Valle, Laurentius Vallensis), 1407-1457. Italian Renaissance humanist scholar, who combated medieval Scholastic teachings and strove to reestablish Stoic and Epicurean thought. He is most remembered today as the classicist who showed that the "Donation of Constantine was a forgery.
Lorenzo Valla (Lorenzo de Valle, Laurentius Vallensis), 1407-1457. Italian Renaissance humanist scholar, who combated medieval Scholastic teachings and strove to reestablish Stoic and Epicurean thought. He is most remembered today as the classicist who showed that the "Donation of Constantine was a forgery.
Description: Lucilio (Giulio Cesare) Vanini, 1585-1619. Early modern Italian humanist scholar, who was burnt at the stake on charges of atheism and witchcraft. Some of his teachings anticipated the writings of Darwin.
Lucilio (Giulio Cesare) Vanini, 1585-1619. Early modern Italian humanist scholar, who was burnt at the stake on charges of atheism and witchcraft. Some of his teachings anticipated the writings of Darwin.
Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) was professor of Latin Eloquence at the University of Naples.
French philosopher, cultural theorist and urbanist best known for his writings about technology and its relationship to speed and power, with diverse references to architecture, the arts, the city and the military.
Description: Francisco de Vitoria, 1492-1546. Dominican philosopher and Catholic theologian of the early modern period. He is considered a founding theorist of international law and an important figure in "just war" theory.
Francisco de Vitoria, 1492-1546. Dominican philosopher and Catholic theologian of the early modern period. He is considered a founding theorist of international law and an important figure in "just war" theory.
Description: Juan Luis (Ludovicus) Vives, 1492-1540. Spanish humanist philosopher and classicist who moved to France to escape the Inquisition. For a time, he served as a tutor for the daughter of Henry VIII of England, but he was imprisoned and expelled for his opposition to the king''s divorce.
Juan Luis (Ludovicus) Vives, 1492-1540. Spanish humanist philosopher and classicist who moved to France to escape the Inquisition. For a time, he served as a tutor for the daughter of Henry VIII of England, but he was imprisoned and expelled for his opposition to the king's divorce.
Eric Voegelin, 1901-1985. German-born philosopher who emigrated to America in 1938. Known for his work on political science and the philosophy of history.
German media philosopher and cultural theorist, Walter Benjamin Chair at European Graduate School.
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