Science, Literature and Rhetoric in Early Modern England

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Juliet Cummins, David Burchell
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Literary Criticism - 241 pages
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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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Contents

Mapping Regeneration in The Winter s Tale
37
Hobbes Science and Rhetoric Revisited
53
Reformed Catechism and Scientific Method in Miltons
75
Milton Bacon and the Royal
97
Understanding Margaret Cavendish
125
Literary Responses to Robert Boyles Natural Philosophy
145
Miltons Chaos in Popes London
165
Cosmology Geosymmetry and Skepticism in some
189
Bibliography
213
Index
233
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About the author (2007)

Juliet Lucy Cummins is Lecturer in English in the School of Humanities at the University of Western Sydney. She has published essays on literary and legal topics in various journals including Milton Studies.

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