Lucretius and Modernity: Epicurean Encounters Across Time by Jacques Lezra,Liza Blake PDF

By Jacques Lezra,Liza Blake

Lucretius's lengthy shadow falls around the disciplines of literary background and feedback, philosophy, non secular experiences, classics, political philosophy, and the heritage of technological know-how. the easiest contemporary instance is Stephen Greenblatt's renowned account of the Roman poet's De Rerum Natura (On the character of items) rediscovery through Poggio Bracciolini, and of its reception in early modernity, winner of either a Pulitzer Prize and nationwide publication Award. regardless of the poem's newfound impact and visibility, little or no cross-disciplinary dialog has taken position. This edited assortment brings jointly essays by way of unusual students to check the connection among Lucretius and modernity. Key questions weave this book's rules and arguments jointly: what's the relation among literary shape and philosophical argument? How does the textual content of De rerum natura enable itself for use, at assorted old moments and to various ends? What counts as reason behind Lucretius? jointly, those essays current a nuanced, skeptical, passionate, traditionally delicate, and intricate account of what's at stake once we declare Lucretius for modernity.

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