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The Resource Essays on Giordano Bruno, Hilary Gatti

Essays on Giordano Bruno, Hilary Gatti

Label
Essays on Giordano Bruno
Title
Essays on Giordano Bruno
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Gatti
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
This book gathers wide-ranging essays on the Italian Renaissance philosopher and cosmologist Giordano Bruno by one of the world's leading authorities on his work and life. Many of these essays were originally written in Italian and appear here in English for the first time. Bruno (1548-1600) is principally famous as a proponent of heliocentrism, the infinity of the universe, and the plurality of worlds. But his work spanned the sciences and humanities, sometimes touching the borders of the occult, and Hilary Gatti's essays richly reflect this diversity. The book is divided into sections that address three broad subjects: the relationshiop between Bruno and the new science, the history of his reception in English culture, and the principal characteristics of his natural philosophy. A final essay examines why this advocate of a "tranquil universal philosophy" ended up being burned at the stake as a heretic by the Roman Inquisition. While the essays take many different approaches, the yare united by a number of assumptions: that, although well versed in magic, Bruno cannot be defined primarily as a Renaissance Magus; that his aim was to articulate a new philosophy of nature; and that his thought, while based on ancient and medieval sources, represented a radical rupture with the philosophical schools of the past, helping forge a path toward a new modernity
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Gatti, Hilary
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bruno, Giordano
  • Bruno, Giordano
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • 1548-1600
  • Bruno, Giordano
  • Philosophy
Label
Essays on Giordano Bruno, Hilary Gatti
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Between magic and magnetism: Bruno's cosmology at Oxford -- Bruno's Copernican diagrams -- Bruno and the new atomism -- The multiple languages of the new science -- Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno -- The sense of an ending in Bruno's Heroici furori -- Bruno and Shakespeare: Hamlet -- Bruno's Candelaio and Ben Jonson's The alchemist -- Bruno and the Stuart Court masques -- Romanticism: Bruno and Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- Bruno and the Victorians -- Bruno's natural philosophy -- Bruno's use of The Bible in his Italian philosophical dialogues -- Science and magic: the resolution of contraries -- Bruno and metaphor -- Epilogue: why Bruno's "a tranquil universal philosophy" finished in a fire
Control code
ocn677994864
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Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 353 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836932
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctttr3s
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)677994864
Label
Essays on Giordano Bruno, Hilary Gatti
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Between magic and magnetism: Bruno's cosmology at Oxford -- Bruno's Copernican diagrams -- Bruno and the new atomism -- The multiple languages of the new science -- Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno -- The sense of an ending in Bruno's Heroici furori -- Bruno and Shakespeare: Hamlet -- Bruno's Candelaio and Ben Jonson's The alchemist -- Bruno and the Stuart Court masques -- Romanticism: Bruno and Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- Bruno and the Victorians -- Bruno's natural philosophy -- Bruno's use of The Bible in his Italian philosophical dialogues -- Science and magic: the resolution of contraries -- Bruno and metaphor -- Epilogue: why Bruno's "a tranquil universal philosophy" finished in a fire
Control code
ocn677994864
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 353 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836932
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctttr3s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)677994864

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