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Essays on Giordano Bruno

Author: Hilary Gatti
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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This book gathers wide-ranging essays on the Italian Renaissance philosopher and cosmologist Giordano Bruno by one of the world's leading authorities on his work and life. Many of these essays were originally written in Italian and appear here in English for the first time. Bruno (1548-1600) is principally famous as a proponent of heliocentrism, the infinity of the universe, and the plurality of worlds. But his work  Read more...
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Gatti, Hilary.
Essays on Giordano Bruno.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010012090
(OCoLC)574971242
Named Person: Giordano Bruno; Giordano Bruno
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Gatti
ISBN: 9781400836932 140083693X
OCLC Number: 677994864
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 353 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Between magic and magnetism: Bruno's cosmology at Oxford --
Bruno's Copernican diagrams --
Bruno and the new atomism --
The multiple languages of the new science --
Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno --
The sense of an ending in Bruno's Heroici furori --
Bruno and Shakespeare: Hamlet --
Bruno's Candelaio and Ben Jonson's The alchemist --
Bruno and the Stuart Court masques --
Romanticism: Bruno and Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
Bruno and the Victorians --
Bruno's natural philosophy --
Bruno's use of The Bible in his Italian philosophical dialogues --
Science and magic: the resolution of contraries --
Bruno and metaphor --
Epilogue: why Bruno's "a tranquil universal philosophy" finished in a fire.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Hilary Gatti.

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