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Arts of Perception: The Epistemological Mentality of the by Jeremy Robbins

By Jeremy Robbins

Arts of Perception bargains a brand new account of a key interval in Spanish background and tradition and a primary reassessment of its significant writers and intellectuals, together with Gracián, Quevedo, Calderón, Saavedra Fajardo, López de Vega, and Sor Juana.

Reading those figures within the context of eu notion and the recent technological know-how, and philosophy, the examine considers how they built a variety of ‘arts of conception’ - complicated perceptual techniques designed to beat and take advantage of epistemic difficulties to allow someone to behave successfully within the ethical, political, social or spiritual sphere. The learn takes as its topic the specific epistemological mentality at the back of such ‘arts of perception’. This mentality was once fostered through the artistic interplay of scepticism and Stoicism, and located expression within the key suggestions ser/parecer and engaño/desengaño. The paintings lines the emergence, improvement, and influence of those strategies on Spanish suggestion and culture.

As good as providing new interpretations of particular significant figures, Arts of Perception deals an interpretation of the mentality of a complete tradition because it made the fraught transition to highbrow modernity. As such it levels over various discourses and formative contexts and offers a wealth of latest fabric with the intention to be of use to all these trying to comprehend and interpret the literature, tradition and regarded Golden Age Spain.

This ebook used to be formerly released as a different factor of The Bulletin of Spanish Studies.

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