Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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| Editors: Marco Sgarbi

Individual, Renaissance Concept of

  • Douglas BiowEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_1145-1


Although the individual as a concept had significant purchase on the cultural imagination long before the early modern period and was certainly a key concept in Christian thought in the west, it became a matter of keen and ongoing social, cultural, and artistic concern in Renaissance Italy in a manner that would have a profound, and in some instances innovative, impact on the rest of Europe.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of French & ItalianThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Marco Sgarbi
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  1. 1.University Ca' Foscari VeniceVeniceItaly