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|Title||:||Theory as Practice: Ethical Inquiry in the Renaissance|
|Author||:||Nancy S. Struever|
|Publisher||:||University Of Chicago Press|
|Number of Pages||:||255|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Theory as Practice: Ethical Inquiry in the Renaissance There is a tendency in modern scholarship to describe the Renaissance Humanists merely as readers as interpreters happily absorbed within the bounds of their chosen classical texts In i Theory as Practice i Nancy Struever contests this accepted notion by focusing on ethical inquiry she presents the Humanists as engaged in subtle innovative moral work .
Struever argues that the accomplishment of five major Renaissance figures Petrarch Nicolaus Cusanus Lorenzo Valla Machiavelli and Montaigne was to consider theory as practice and thus engage the ethics of inquiry She notes three stages of investigation the first represented by Petrarch who relocated ethical inquiry from a theoretical realm to a familiar practice responsive to daily experience Next Struever describes how Cusanus and Valla assume Petrarch s relocation yet confect ethics into discursive disciplines Finally while both Machiavelli and Montaigne produced strong revisions of discipline they considered the problems of addressing the non inquirer as well Struever urges modern readers to employ both rhetorical and philosophical analysis to reveal these Humanists aggressive tactics of presentation as well as their novel disciplinary reorientation By doing so she suggests we discover how Renaissance ethical inquiry illuminates and is illuminated by the modern ethical theory of such philosophers as Peirce Wittgenstein Bernard Williams and Quine