Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Telesio, Bernardino

Born: 1509, Cosenza
Died: October 1588, Cosenza
  • Emilio Sergio
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_267-1

Abstract

Renowned as a “new Socrates” and “the first of the new philosophers,” Bernardino Telesio became a landmark for Renaissance thinkers and men of science, developing a new approach to the study of natural philosophy, in contrast to the scholastic Aristotelian tradition, and criticizing the medical science of Galen. His thought influenced such eminent authors of early modern philosophy, as Agostino Doni, Giordano Bruno, Francis Bacon, Tommaso Campanella, and Thomas Hobbes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HumanitiesUniversity of CalabriaArcavacata di Rende (Cosenza)Italy

Section editors and affiliations

  • Matteo Valleriani
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for the History of ScienceBerlinGermany