Knowledge, Discovery and Imagination in Early Modern Europe: The Rise of Aesthetic Rationalism by Timothy J. ReissKnowledge, Discovery and Imagination in Early Modern Europe: The Rise of Aesthetic Rationalism by Timothy J. Reiss

Knowledge, Discovery and Imagination in Early Modern Europe: The Rise of Aesthetic Rationalism

byTimothy J. Reiss

Paperback | March 13, 1997

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Recent explanations of changes in early modern European thought speak much of a move from orality and emphasis on language to print culture and a "spatial" way of thinking. Timothy J. Reiss offers a more complex explanation for the massive changes in thought that occurred. He describes how, while teaching and public debate continued to be based in the language arts, scientific and artistic areas came to depend on mathematical disciplines, including music, for new means and methods of discovery, and as a basis for wider sociocultural renewal.
Title:Knowledge, Discovery and Imagination in Early Modern Europe: The Rise of Aesthetic RationalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:March 13, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521587956

ISBN - 13:9780521587952

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Problematising the Language Arts: 1. Grammarians' dreams; 2. Grammarians' nightmares; Part II. Passages: 3. Rhetoric and politics; 4. Method and knowledge; Part III. Mathematics, Music, and Rational Aesthetics: 5. Quadrivial pursuits; 6. Bridging effects; 7. Musical elaborations; 8. Well-tempered imagining; Bibliography; Index.

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"[Reiss's] study signals rich historical connections yet to be explored." Gary Tomlinson, American Historical Review