The definition of the notion of humanism and the analysis of its development from Classical Antiquity to the Renaissance in the thought of Cornelio Fabro


Francisco Javier Rubio Hípola


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 68, Issue 158, 2019, pages 395-415




This article aims to analyze the notion of “humanism” according to the definition of Cornelio Fabro, especially in his work L’Anima. Along with this analysis, we also study the general situation of the terms of the debate that arise from the definition, as well as the method used by Fabro to explain the development of the concept in question throughout history. In a second moment the three first models presented by the author of reference are approached: that of Classical Antiquity, that of the Middle Ages and that of the Renaissance.

Key words:

Humanism, Cornelio Fabro, Classical Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance.


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