Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Skinner, Quentin

Born: 26 November 1940, Oldham, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)
  • Dustin GarlitzEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_1110-1


This entry focuses on the Renaissance philosophy scholarship of English historian of political thought Quentin Skinner. The work of Skinner’s Renaissance political philosophy is highlighted. An effort is made to identify Skinner’s key themes in Renaissance philosophy scholarship, including the leading philosophers he studies from the time period and the tradition that he departs from in the historical reception of scholarship in the field. All of Skinner’s major book-length contributions to Renaissance philosophy are noted, including his edited works in this area.

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  1. Bock, Gisela, Quentin Skinner, and Maurizio Viroli (eds.). 1990. Machiavelli and republicanism. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  2. Schmitt, Charles B., Quentin Skinner, and Eckhard Kessler (eds.). 2008. The Cambridge history of renaissance philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  3. Skinner, Quentin. 1978. The foundations of modern political thought, volume 1: The renaissance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Skinner, Quentin. 1981. Machiavelli. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Skinner, Quentin. 1992. The Italian city-republics. In Democracy after 2,500 years, ed. John Dunn, 57–69. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  6. Skinner, Quentin. 1995. The vocabulary of renaissance republicanism: A cultural longue-durée? In Language and images of renaissance Italy, ed. Alison Brown, 87–110. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  7. Skinner, Quentin. 1998. Machiavelli’s political morality. European Review 6: 321–325.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Skinner, Qunetin. 1999. Sanatçinin Bir Siyaset Dusunuru olarak portresi: Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Ankara: Dost Kitabevi Yayinlari.Google Scholar
  9. Skinner, Quentin. 2003. L’artiste en philosophie politique: Ambrogio Lorenzetti et le Bon Gouvernement. Paris: Editions de Seuil.Google Scholar
  10. Skinner, Quentin. 2004. Visions of politics, volume 2: Renaissance virtues. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA