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Accident : a philosophical and literary history

Author: Ross Hamilton
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007.
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Accident tells an original history of Western thought from the perspective of Aristotle's remarkably durable categories of accident and substance. Throughout antiquity and the Middle Ages, Aristotle's distinction underwrote an insistence on order and subordination of the inessential. In a groundbreaking innovation, Hamilton argues that after the Reformation, the concept of accident began to change places with that  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamilton, Ross, 1964-
Accident.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)654910369
Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Hamilton
ISBN: 9780226314846 0226314847
OCLC Number: 123349741
Description: viii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The shock of experience --
Accidental origins : defining accidental qualities and events --
Divine substance : assimilation of accident within Christian theology --
Skeptical accidents : secularization of accident during the Reformation --
Accidental experience : radical enlightenment and the science of accident --
Novel accidents : self-determining accidents in print culture --
The textual self : opportunity and emotion in the creation of the individual --
The accidental sublime : returning substance to accidental events --
Altered states : the macroscopic impact of accidental qualities --
The form of accident : the boundaries of perception --
Envisioning accident : searching for substance in an accidental world --
Conclusion: Pattern recognition.
Responsibility: Ross Hamilton.
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