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Errors, False Opinions and Defective Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

  • Marco Faini,
  • Marco Sgarbi,

This volume offers a series of insights into the fascinating topic of errors and false opinions in early modern Europe. It explores the semantic richness of the category of ‘error’ in a time when such category becomes crucial to European thought and culture. During decades of increasing normativity in the social and religious sphere as well as in the epistemological status of disciplines, recognizing and correcting error becomes an imperative task whose importance can hardly be overestimated. The efforts at establishing religious, political, and scientific orthodoxy led philosophers, doctors, philologist, scientist, and theologians, to reconsider the very foundations of knowledge in the attempt to dispel errors. Spanning geographically from Italy to France, England, and Germany, the articles here gathered provide stimulating glimpses into one of the most fascinating, multifaceted, and controversial aspects of early modern culture.

  • Keywords:
  • Error,
  • Opinions,
  • Heresy,
  • History of Science,
  • History of Knowledge,
  • Philology,
  • Medicine,
  • Experiment,
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Marco Faini

University at Buffalo, United States - ORCID: 0000-0003-3258-1308

Marco Sgarbi

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-6346-8167

Marco Faini is Assistant Professor of Italian at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He is the co-editor of A Companion to Pietro Aretino (with Paola Ugolini, Leiden-Boston, 2021) and the author of Standing at the Crossroads. Stories of Doubt in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge, 2023).

Marco Sgarbi is Full Professor of History of Philosophy at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He is the editor of Philosophical Readings, a four-monthly on-line journal, and of the Bloomsbury Studies in the Aristotelian Tradition and Knowledge and its Histories for Firenze University Press.
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Book Title

Errors, False Opinions and Defective Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

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Marco Faini, Marco Sgarbi

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145

Publication Year

2023

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© 2023 Author(s)

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Firenze University Press

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Knowledge and its Histories

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