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date: 16 October 2019

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The early modern period saw a tremendous revival in interest in ancient philosophy. New Platonic texts became available. New ways of analyzing Aristotle were explored. Stoic and Epicurean philosophy began to exert an influence on key thinkers. The impact of ancient philosophy was felt in a number of key areas, these included natural history, theology, and epistemology.

Keywords: early modern philosophy, classical reception, Renaissance Platonism, Paduan Aristotelianism, humanism, Marsilio Ficino, neostoicism, providence, immortality of the soul, Epicureanism

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