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.

Show description

Read Online or Download Lucretius and Modernity: Epicurean Encounters Across Time and Disciplines (New Antiquity) PDF

Best greek & roman philosophy books

New PDF release: Aristoteles - prohairesis und hekousion: Durch welche

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Philosophie der Antike, notice: 2. zero, Universität Mannheim, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Jeder Mensch führt jeden Tag eine Reihe von Handlungen aus. Meist welche über die er sich keine Gedanken machen muss. Doch wenn guy beginnt darüber nachzudenken, welche Handlung angebracht und moralisch richtig ist und welche nicht, überlegt guy vielleicht auch wo der Ursprung für die eigene Handlung liegt.

Download e-book for iPad: The Pedagogic Mission: An Engagement with Ancient Greek by Elly Pirocacos

The Pedagogic challenge deals a centred pedagogic exegesis of the philosophies of Heraclitus, Parmenides, Socrates and Plato. Encrypted of their philosophical practices is a pedagogical project which buildings their demeanour of engagement. The linguistic variety, epistemological assumptions, and metaphysical perspectives are proven to be necessary to the neophytes’ pedagogical adventure regarding the purchase of rational abilities, an improved conceptual framework of realizing, and transformative impact at the topic.

Download e-book for kindle: Aristote : le langage (Philosophes) (French Edition) by Anne Cauquelin

Los angeles query du langage, chez Aristote, est disséminée dans tous ses ouvrages. L'auteur a tenté ici de rassembler ces différents textes. « Copyright Electre »

Eusebio de Cesarea,Martín Gurruchaga,José Mª Candau,Carlos's Vida de Constantino (Biblioteca Clásica Gredos) (Spanish PDF

Primera biografía del primer emperador cristiano, narrada por un conocido. l. a. Vita Constantini es una ‹‹encomiastiké tetrábiblos›› (panegírico en cuatro libros), como definió Focio los angeles última obra de Eusebio, obispo de Cesárea de Palestina, publicada póstumamente, sin pulir, por su sucesor y albacea Acacio, en torno a los años 340-341, poco después de l. a. muerte de su autor.

Extra resources for Lucretius and Modernity: Epicurean Encounters Across Time and Disciplines (New Antiquity)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Lucretius and Modernity: Epicurean Encounters Across Time and Disciplines (New Antiquity) by Jacques Lezra,Liza Blake

by Mark

Rated 4.33 of 5 – based on 11 votes