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Published: 15 May 2019

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198831891

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Descartes's Fictions

Reading Philosophy with Poetics

Emma Gilby

  • A genuinely original way of looking at Descartes's work
  • Considers the scope of the poetic theories of antiquity, as received in the early modern period
  • Offers close, bilingual readings of both primary and secondary sources
  • Will appeal to a significant international community of students and academics in philosophy, literature, and history
  • Considers a wide range of intertexts, echoes, and allusions, from Medea to Montaigne
  • Rich and detailed in scope, method, and approach, this book bridges the gap between Cartesian criticism and late-humanist literary culture in France