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Cartesian Poetics - The Art of Thinking (Paperback) Loot Price: R606
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Cartesian Poetics - The Art of Thinking (Paperback): Andrea Gadberry

Cartesian Poetics - The Art of Thinking (Paperback)

Andrea Gadberry

Series: Thinking Literature

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What is thinking? What does it feel like? What is it good for? Andrea Gadberry looks for answers to these questions in the philosophy of Rene Descartes and finds them in the philosopher's implicit poetics. Gadberry argues that Descartes's thought was crucially enabled by poetry and shows how markers of poetic genres from love lyric and elegy to the puzzling forms of the riddle and the anagram betray an impassioned negotiation with the difficulties of thought and its limits. Where others have seen Cartesian philosophy as a triumph of reason, Gadberry reveals that the philosopher accused of having "slashed poetry's throat" instead enlisted poetic form to contain thought's frustrations. Gadberry's approach to seventeenth-century writings poses questions urgent for the twenty-first. Bringing literature and philosophy into rich dialogue, Gadberry centers close reading as a method uniquely equipped to manage skepticism, tolerate critical ambivalence, and detect feeling in philosophy. Helping us read classic moments of philosophical argumentation in a new light, this elegant study also expands outward to redefine thinking in light of its poetic formations.

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Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Thinking Literature
Release date: October 2020
Authors: Andrea Gadberry
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-72302-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600 > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600 > General
LSN: 0-226-72302-X
Barcode: 9780226723020

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