Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism by Brooke HolmesDynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism by Brooke Holmes

Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

byBrooke Holmes, W. H. Shearin

Hardcover | May 31, 2012

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Dynamic Reading examines the reception history of Epicurean philosophy through a series of eleven case studies, which range chronologically from the latter days of the Roman Republic to late twentieth-century France and America. Rather than attempting to separate an original Epicureanism fromits later readings and misreadings, this collection studies the philosophy together with its subsequent reception, focusing in particular on the ways in which it has provided terms and conceptual tools for defining how we read and respond to texts, artwork, and the world more generally. Whether ithelps us to characterize the "swerviness" of literary influence, the transformative effects of philosophy, or the "events" that shape history, Epicureanism has been a dynamic force in the intellectual history of the West. These essays seek to capture some of that dynamism.
Brooke Holmes is Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University. W. H. Shearin is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Miami.
Title:Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of EpicureanismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 31, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199794952

ISBN - 13:9780199794959


Table of Contents

Brooke Holmes and W. H. Shearin: Introduction1. W. H. Shearin: Haunting Nepos: Atticus and the Performance of Roman Epicurean Death2. Richard Fletcher: Epicurus's Mistresses: Pleasure, Authority, and Gender in the Reception of the Kuriai Doxai in the Second Sophistic3. Gerard Passannante: Reading for Pleasure: Disaster and Digression in the First Renaissance Commentary on Lucretius4. Adam Rzepka: Discourse ex nihilo: Epicurus and Lucretius in Sixteenth-century England5. Natania Meeker: Engendering Modernity: Epicurean Women from Lucretius to Rousseau6. James Steintrager: Oscillate and Reflect: La Mettrie, Materialist Physiology, and the Revival of the Epicurean Canonic7. Anthony Adler: Sensual Idealism: The Spirit of Epicurus and the Politics of Finitude in Kant and H"lderlin8. Glenn Most: The Sublime, Today?9. Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft: From Heresy to Nature: Leo Strauss's History of Modern Epicureanism10. Alain Gigandet: Epicurean Presences in Foucault's The Hermeneutics of the Subject11. Brooke Holmes: Deleuze, Lucretius, and the Simulacrum of NaturalismBibliographyIndex