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Campanella, Tommaso (1586–1639)


Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


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Italian Renaissance theologian and philosopher, born in Stilo, imprisoned for heresy and conspiracy. Campanella sought knowledge in scripture and nature and anticipated Descartes in articulating a method of doubt and founding knowledge and certainty on self-consciousness. He is best known for his account in The City of the Sun (1623) of a utopian egalitarian society that is without private property and is ruled by philosophers. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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