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Lucretius and modernity : Epicurean encounters across time and disciplines

Author: Jacques Lezra; Liza Blake
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ©2016
Series: New antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lucretius's shadow is long and extends across the Humanities. Bringing together essays by scholars at the top of their field, this book examines the relationship between Lucretius and modernity.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Congressen (vorm)
Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; T Lucretius Carus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Lezra; Liza Blake
ISBN: 9781137581990 1137581999 9781137591890 1137591897
OCLC Number: 946109553
Description: vi, 225 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is modern about Lucretius? --
Michel Serres's non-modern Lucretius: manifold reason and the temporality of reception / Brooke Holmes --
Lucretius and the symptomatology of modernism / Joseph Farrell --
Lucretius the physicist and modern science / David Konstan --
What is Lucretian about modernity? --
The presence of Lucretius in eighteenth-century French and German philosophy / Catherine Wilson --
Epicureanism across the French revolution / Thomas M. Kavanagh --
Lucretian figures of modernity: freedom, cause, truth --
How modern is freedom of the will? / Phillip Mitsis --
On the nature of Marx's things / Jacques Lezra --
All sense-perceptions are true: Epicurean responses to skepticism and relativism / Katja Maria Vogt --
Following Lucretius --
From clinamen to conatus: Deleuze, Lucretius, Spinoza / Warren Montag --
Notes on Leo Strauss' "Notes on Lucretius" / Alain Gigandet --
Reflections of Lucretius in late antique and early modern Biblical and scientific poetry: providence and the sublime / Philip Hardie.
Series Title: New antiquity.
Responsibility: edited by Jacques Lezra and Liza Blake.

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