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Science, literature, and rhetoric in early modern England

Author: Juliet Cummins; David Burchell
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2017.
Series: Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays throw new light on the complex relations between science, literature and rhetoric as avenues to discovery in the 17th and 18th centuries. Scholars examine the agency of early modern poets, playwrights, essayists, philosophers, natural philosophers and artists in remaking their culture and reforming ideas about human understanding.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2007001208
(OCoLC)78893016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Cummins; David Burchell
ISBN: 9781351901789 1351901788 1351901796 9781351901796
OCLC Number: 999400421
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages).
Contents: The fashioned image of poetry or the regular instruction of philosophy?": truth, utility, and the natural sciences in early modern England / Peter Harrison --
Mapping regeneration in The winter's tale / Anne Sutherland --
"A plain blunt man": hobbes, science, and rhetoric revisited / David Burchell --
Reformed catechism and scientific method in Milton's Of education and paradise lost / Angelica Duran --
Rewriting the revolution: Milton, Bacon, and the Royal Society rhetoricians / Catherine Gimelli Martin --
A philosophical duchess: understanding Margaret Cavendish and the Royal Society / Peter Dear --
Literary responses to Robert Boyle's natural philosophy / Peter Anstey --
Milton's chaos in Pope's London / Sophie Gee --
Global analogies: cosmology, geosymmetry, and skepticism in some works of Aphra Behn / Robert Markley.
Series Title: Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.
Responsibility: edited by Juliet Cummins and David Burchell.

Abstract:

These essays throw new light on the complex relations between science, literature and rhetoric as avenues to discovery in the 17th and 18th centuries. Scholars examine the agency of early modern poets, playwrights, essayists, philosophers, natural philosophers and artists in remaking their culture and reforming ideas about human understanding.

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