Garin, Eugenio

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Garin, Eugenio


Born May 9, 1909, in Rieti. Italian philosopher and historian of philosophy. Professor at the University of Florence since 1950.

A considerable part of Garin’s work is devoted to problems of the history of Renaissance culture and philosophy. He was one of the first Italian historians to refute Croce’s idealistic concept of the development of culture, and he was the first to make scholarly use of much of the manuscript heritage of the humanists, including Pico della Mirándola. In his Chronicle of Italian Philosophy of the 20th Century (1955; Russian translation, 1965), Garin considers the history of philosophy in connection with the development of Italian culture and political history and traces the ideological preparation for fascism. The book as a whole was given a high but critical rating by Italian Marxists.


L’umanesimo italiano, 2nd ed. Bari, 1965.
Medioevo e Rinascimento, 2nd ed. Bari, 1961.
La cultura filosofica del Rinascimento italiano. Florence, 1961.
Storia della filosofia italiana, vols. 1-3. [Turin, 1966.]


Bragina, L. M., and N. V. Reviakina. “Problemy ital’ianskogo gumanizma v trudakh E. Garena.” In the collection Srednie veka, issue 28. Moscow, 1965.
Bibliografia degli scritta di E. Garin. Bari, 1969.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Garin, Eugenio, Bibliografia degli Scritti di Eugenio Garin.
Garin, Eugenio. "Agonia e morte dell'idealismo italiano." La filosofia italiana dal dopoguerra a oggi.
Garin, Eugenio. "L'ambiente del Poliziano." In Il Poliziano e il suo tempo, 17-39.
Garin, Eugenio. "Ricerche sulle traduzioni di Platone nella prima meta del secolo XV." In Medioevo e rinascimento.
Garin, Eugenio. "Platonici bizantini e platonici italiani del Quattrocento." Il Veltro 27 (1983): 219-232.
Garin, Eugenio. L'Umanesimo Italiano: filosofia e vita civile nel Rinascimento.