Science, Literature and Rhetoric in Early Modern England
Juliet Cummins, David Burchell
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 241 pages
These essays throw new light on the complex relations between science, literature and rhetoric as avenues to discovery in early modern England. Analyzing the contributions of such diverse writers as Shakespeare, Bacon, Hobbes, Milton, Cavendish, Boyle, Pope and Behn to contemporary epistemological debates, these essays move us toward a better understanding of interactions between the sciences and the humanities during a seminal phase in the development of modern Western thought.
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