Knowledge, Discovery and Imagination in Early Modern Europe: The Rise of Aesthetic Rationalism

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 13, 1997 - History - 238 pages
Recent explanations of changes in early modern European thought speak much of a move from orality and emphasis on language to print culture and a "spatial" way of thinking. Timothy J. Reiss offers a more complex explanation for the massive changes in thought that occurred. He describes how, while teaching and public debate continued to be based in the language arts, scientific and artistic areas came to depend on mathematical disciplines, including music, for new means and methods of discovery, and as a basis for wider sociocultural renewal.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Problematizing the language arts
17
Grammarians dreams
19
Grammarians nightmares
45
Passages
71
Rhetoric and politics
73
Method and knowledge
101
Mathematics music and rational aesthetics
133
Quadrivial pursuits
135
Bridging effects
155
Musical elaborations
169
Welltempered imagining
188
Bibliography
201
Index
227
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