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date: 23 October 2019

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Between the Middle Ages and the modern period, the fabric of philosophical Latin underwent a series of important transformations. A renewed interest in Latin translations from Greek, Arabic, and Jewish sources during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries sparked discussions among humanist and schoolmen about the role of translations and the impact they had on the practice of writing philosophy. Another factor examined in this chapter is the relationship between Latin and the vernaculars, more specifically, the case of philosophical bilingualism, especially evident among authors who wrote in both Latin and the vernacular, such as Giordano Bruno, Tommaso Campanella, René Descartes and Thomas Hobbes. Finally, an extremely important medium that is analyzed in this chapter is the early modern dictionary of philosophy in Latin, which became a popular genre between the sixteenth and eighteenth century. Particular attention will be devoted to Rudolph Goclenius’s Lexicon philosophicum (1613).

Keywords: dictionary, translation, vernacular, scholasticism, Greek, ineffable, thinking, rhetoric, word, thing

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