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- DescriptionThese essays throw new light on the complex relations between science, literature and rhetoric as avenues to discovery in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds examine the agency of early modern poets, playwrights, essayists, philosophers, natural philosophers and artists in remaking their culture and reforming ideas about human understanding. Analyzing the ways in which the works of such diverse writers as Shakespeare, Bacon, Hobbes, Milton, Cavendish, Boyle, Pope and Behn related to contemporary epistemological debates, these essays move us toward a better understanding of interactions between the sciences and the humanities during a seminal phase in the emergence of modern Western thought.
- Author BiographyJuliet Cummins is Honorary Research Advisor in the English Department at the University of Queensland, Australia. David Burchell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.
- Author(s)David Burchell
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication28/11/2007
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleLiterary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 3 b&w illustrations
- Weight542 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byJuliet Cummins
- Series Edited byProfessor Mary Thomas Crane,Professor Henry S. Turner
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