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Vanderjagt, A.J.

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Arjo Vanderjagt

Arjo Vanderjagt, born in Son, the Netherlands, 1948. Ph.D. from the University of Groningen. Associate Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Groningen.

Fellow (1 September 1984 - 31 August 1985)

My research was primarily on the fourteenth and fifteenth century history of ideas. Three topics were studied:

  1. Ideas at the Burgundian court of Philip the Good on the limits of ecclesiastical and secular jurisdiction. Early fifteenth century concepts of the three estates (clergy, nobility and people);
  2. Political oratory and its academic and humanist background in Quattrocento Florence. Special attention was given to the speeches which Stefano Porcari delivered as 'capitano del popolo'; and
  3. The philosophy of the Dutch humanist Rudolph Agricola (1444-1485). His ideas were related to modern concepts of philosophy as voiced by Hans-Georg Gadamer and Richard Rorty.


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