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  • Print publication year: 2000
  • Online publication date: March 2008

1 - The institutional setting

from I - The context of seventeenth-century philosophy
Seventeenth-century philosophers were required to prolong an irresponsible or child-like existence, and not settle down in the powerful and ancient institutions within which most adults lived, both at home and at work. Regarding the study of philosophy was concerned, the institutional form into which was put a new, younger study of the advanced works of Aristotle varied from country to country and university to university, as did the success which the new arts courses enjoyed. By the seventeenth century, all the professors of philosophy and the humanities in Paris were in colleges teaching Latin and Greek grammar and literature, and philosophy, and the old faculty structure existed merely to give the degree of MA to applicants from the colleges. Most of the institutions in the seventeenth century taught the works of Aristotle; Aristotle was studied in a humanist guise.
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The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy
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Erasmus, De recta pronuntiantione, ed. Sowards, J. K., in Erasmus 1974–, vol. 26
Ménage, Gilles with his Historia mulierum philosopharum (1690).