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Doubt and skepticism in antiquity and the Renaissance

Author: Michelle Zerba
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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This book is an interdisciplinary study of the forms and uses of doubt in works by Homer, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Cicero, Machiavelli, Shakespeare and Montaigne. Based on close analysis of literary and philosophical texts by these important authors, Michelle Zerba argues that doubt is a defining experience in antiquity and the Renaissance, one that constantly challenges the limits of thought and representation. The  Read more...
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Zerba, Michelle, 1953-
Doubt and skepticism in antiquity and the Renaissance.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012009157
(OCoLC)769430067
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Zerba
ISBN: 9781139526357 1139526359 9781139175883 1139175882
OCLC Number: 804824391
Description: 1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
Contents: "Farewell the tranquil mind": tragic doubt in Homer's Iliad, Sophocles' Philoctetes, and Shakespeare's Othello --
Comic skepticism and polytropic strategies in Homer's Odyssey, Aristophanes' Women of the Thesmophoria, and Shakespeare's As you like it --
Skepticism, politics, and rhetoric in the works of Cicero, Machiavelli, and Montaigne.
Responsibility: Michelle Zerba.

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An interdisciplinary study of the forms and uses of uncertainty in important works of literature and philosophy in antiquity and the Renaissance.  Read more...

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