New PDF release: Lucretius and Modernity: Epicurean Encounters Across Time

By Jacques Lezra,Liza Blake

Lucretius's lengthy shadow falls around the disciplines of literary background and feedback, philosophy, non secular reviews, classics, political philosophy, and the heritage of technological know-how. the simplest contemporary instance is Stephen Greenblatt's renowned account of the Roman poet's De Rerum Natura (On the character of items) rediscovery by means of Poggio Bracciolini, and of its reception in early modernity, winner of either a Pulitzer Prize and nationwide booklet Award. regardless of the poem's newfound effect and visibility, little or no cross-disciplinary dialog has taken position. This edited assortment brings jointly essays by way of distinctive students to envision the connection among Lucretius and modernity. Key questions weave this book's principles and arguments jointly: what's the relation among literary shape and philosophical argument? How does the textual content of De rerum natura permit itself for use, at varied ancient moments and to various ends? What counts as reason behind Lucretius? jointly, those essays current a nuanced, skeptical, passionate, traditionally delicate, and intricate account of what's at stake after we declare Lucretius for modernity.

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