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The aesthetic body : passion, sensibility, and corporeality in seventeenth-century France

Author: Erec R Koch
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the radical transformation that occurred in the understanding of the biological body and of human incarnation beginning in the first third of the seventeenth century. The study is the first to detail those important changes and to elaborate the profound impact that the new corporal model had on contemporary culture. Dr. Koch argues cogently that in the secular culture of that period there are two
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erec R Koch
ISBN: 9780874130102 0874130107
OCLC Number: 186346875
Description: 390 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Physiology: corporeality and Descartes' (aesth)Ethics --
Sight: theatrical spectacle in Corneille, Nicole, and Malebranche --
Hearing: rhetoric, voice, and aurality from Mersenne's Harmonie universelle to Lamy's La rhetorique, ou l'art de parler --
Taste: corporal delectation and judgment--La mothe le vayer, Méré, and Morvan de Bellegarde --
Touch: contact and the politics of fear--Hobbes, Nicolel, and Pascal.
Responsibility: Erec R. Koch.

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