Arjo Vanderjagt, born in Son, the Netherlands, 1948. Ph.D. from the University of Groningen. Associate Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Groningen.
Fellow (1 September 1984 - 31 August 1985)
My research was primarily on the fourteenth and fifteenth century history of ideas. Three topics were studied:
- Ideas at the Burgundian court of Philip the Good on the limits of ecclesiastical and secular jurisdiction. Early fifteenth century concepts of the three estates (clergy, nobility and people);
- Political oratory and its academic and humanist background in Quattrocento Florence. Special attention was given to the speeches which Stefano Porcari delivered as 'capitano del popolo'; and
- The philosophy of the Dutch humanist Rudolph Agricola (1444-1485). His ideas were related to modern concepts of philosophy as voiced by Hans-Georg Gadamer and Richard Rorty.