The New World for the New Man: „Nova Reperta“ and the Transformations of Renaissance Thought
ČERNÁ, J. The New World for the New Man: „Nova Reperta“ and the Transformations of Renaissance Thought. Šibenik, 2015.
|Anglický název:||The New World for the New Man: „Nova Reperta“ and the Transformations of Renaissance Thought|
|Autoři:||PhDr. Jana Černá Ph.D.|
|Abstrakt EN:||In the preface to the Encyclopedia, d'Alembert states that Francis Bacon, the greatest, most universal and most eloquent of the philosophers, was born “in the midst of the deepest darkness”. The positivist line of historiography continued in this rhetoric: the modern philosophy deserving attention arises with Bacon and Descartes. Since the second half of the 20th century, Renaissance studies has shown how illegitimate such opinions were. Bacon’s thought (and modern thought in general) was not born ex nihilo, but has its roots in the Renaissance tradition: in mechanical arts, new discoveries (nova reperta) and also in theoretical (philosophical and scientific) concepts. The talk traces such features of Renaissance thought, which are normally regarded as characteristic of the so-called “New Science”. In other words, it deals with such features, which allowed the Renaissance man to extend the geographic and cognitive maps, sail further and further (plus ultra) in the ocean of knowledge, awake the desire and courage to fly, generally said, to dominate the nature by his reason and abilities.|