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The revival of antique philosophy in the Renaissance

Author: John L Lepage
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the revival of antique philosophy in the Renaissance as a literary preoccupation informed by wit. Rich in detail, this study offers a systematic treatment of wide-ranging Renaissance imagery and metaphors andpresents a detailed iconography of certain classical philosophers. Ultimately, the problems of Renaissance humanism are revealed to reflect the concerns of humanists in the twenty-first
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Lepage
ISBN: 9781137281814 1137281812
OCLC Number: 794037051
Description: xiii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Introduction: Containers 1 --
2 A Progress of Wise Fools 25 --
3 Laughing and Weeping Melancholy: Democritus and Heraclitus as Emblems 81 --
4 Divine Madness, Literary Fancy, and Dreams 137 --
5 The Mind Is Its Own Place 175.
Responsibility: by John L. Lepage.

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