Weakness of Will in Renaissance and Reformation Thought

Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press (2011)
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In addition to considering the work of a broad range of Renaissance authors (including Petrarch, Donato Acciaiuoli, John Mair, and Francesco Piccolomini), Risto ...



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Ancient and Medieval Background

This chapter identifies the complex variety of older philosophical traditions available during the Renaissance and the Reformation. Plato has two different views on weakness of will: in addition to a strictly intellectualist view in which the mind remains united, he also discusses cases in... see more

Conclusions and Epilogue

The authors treated in the study are now discussed together in terms of the systematic inventory created at the end of the first chapter. While the Platonic, Aristotelian, and Stoic-Augustinian models of akrasia are all supported by various authors, many thinkers also display combinations ... see more

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Risto Saarinen
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