Lucretius in the Modern World

Johnson W.R. Johnson

PDF
ca. 22,63
Amazon iTunes Thalia.de Weltbild.de Hugendubel Bücher.de ebook.de kobo Osiander Google Books Barnes&Noble bol.com Legimi
* Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks
Hinweis: Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks
Links auf reinlesen.de sind sogenannte Affiliate-Links. Wenn du auf so einen Affiliate-Link klickst und über diesen Link einkaufst, bekommt reinlesen.de von dem betreffenden Online-Shop oder Anbieter eine Provision. Für dich verändert sich der Preis nicht.

Bloomsbury Publishing img Link Publisher

Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft

Beschreibung

Lucretius' On the Nature of Things - one of the glories of Latin literature - provides a vivid poetic exposition of the doctrines of the Greek atomist, Epicurus. The poem played a crucial role in the reinvention of science in the seventeenth century, its influence on the French Enlightenment was powerful and pervasive, and it became a major battlefield in the wars of religion with science in nineteenth-century England. But in the twentieth century, despite its vital contributions to modern thought and civilisation, it has been largely neglected by common readers and scientists alike. This book offers an extensive description of the poem, with special emphasis on its cheerful version of materialism and on its attempt to devise an ethical system that suits such a universe. It surveys major relevant texts form the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Dryden, Diderot, Voltaire, Tennyson, Santayana) and speculates on why Lucretius and the ancient scientific tradition he championed has become marginalised in the twentieth century. It closes with a discussion of what value the poem has for students of science and technology in the new century: what advice it has to offer us about how to go about reinventing our machines and our morality.

Weitere Titel von diesem Autor
Weitere Titel zum gleichen Preis
Cover Ethics of Theory
Doran Robert Doran
Cover Modernism, Science, and Technology
Morrisson Mark S. Morrisson
Cover War of the Worlds
Beck Peter J. Beck
Cover Shakespeare's Creative Legacies
Edmondson Paul Edmondson
Cover Mark Twain and Youth
Donnell Kevin Mac Donnell
Cover Ecocriticism on the Edge
Clark Timothy Clark
Cover Euripides: Hecuba
Foley Helene P. Foley
Cover Andrea Levy
James David James
Cover Sarah Waters
Mitchell Kaye Mitchell

Kundenbewertungen