The Artistic Culture of the Renaissance and the Genesis of Modern European Science

  • Piama Gaidenko
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 151)


Secularisation of every area of life was one of the most important features of Renaissance culture. Each sphere experienced a growing autonomy. Human personality itself became autonomous and came to be regarded as the centre of the universe and of great value in its own right.


Empirical World Mathematical Construction Human Intellect Violent Motion Easel Painting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piama Gaidenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyRussian Academy of SciencesRussia

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