Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, PAS
Investigation of the history of ethics and early modern friendship.
Virtue and sociability. Teaching friendship in early modern schools and universities, 1518-1648. Social Sciences and Humanities
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How did early modern schools and universities in post-Reformation Germany and Poland discuss the notion of friendship in Aristotle and Cicero?
Commentaries, dissertations, and disputations on the notion of friendship in Cicero's "De amicitia" and Aristotle's discussion of the topic in "Nicomachean Ethics", books 8 and 9, are explored. Different editions and translations of the above mentioned texts are being examined, their perception in post-Reformation Germany and Poland is compared. The project also includes a crowd-sourcing task to transcribe some of the disputations and dissertations available.
Matthias Roick received his PhD in Philosophy and Literature from the European University Institute in 2009. He continued his postdoctoral research at the University of Göttingen, at the Warburg Institute in London and at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. He joined the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences as a posdoctoral fellow in 2022.
Roick, M. (2017). Pontano’s Virtues: Aristotelian moral and political
thought in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury Publishing.