The Resource Light without heat : the observational mood from Bacon to Milton, David Carroll Simon., (ebook)

Light without heat : the observational mood from Bacon to Milton, David Carroll Simon., (ebook)

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Light without heat : the observational mood from Bacon to Milton
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Light without heat
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the observational mood from Bacon to Milton
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David Carroll Simon.
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eng
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In Light without Heat, David Carroll Simon argues for the importance of carelessness to the literary and scientific experiments of the seventeenth century. While scholars have often looked to this period in order to narrate the triumph of methodical rigor as a quintessentially modern intellectual value, Simon describes the appeal of open-ended receptivity to the protagonists of the New Science. In straying from the work of self-possession and the duty to sift fact from fiction, early modern intellectuals discovered the cognitive advantages of the undisciplined mind. Exploring the influence of what he calls the "observational mood" on both poetry and prose, Simon offers new readings of Michel de Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Izaak Walton, Henry Power, Robert Hooke, Robert Boyle, Andrew Marvell, and John Milton. He also extends his inquiry beyond the boundaries of early modernity, arguing for a literary theory that trades strict methodological commitment for an openness to lawless drift
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Simon, David Carroll
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820.9/004
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non fiction
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  • Bacon, Francis
  • Literature and science
  • English literature
  • Observation (Scientific method)
  • Philosophy of nature in literature
  • Empiricism in literature
  • Electronic books
  • England
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adult
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Light without heat : the observational mood from Bacon to Milton, David Carroll Simon., (ebook)
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9781501723414
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12424318
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MWT12424318
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Light without heat : the observational mood from Bacon to Milton, David Carroll Simon., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781501723414
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12424318
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12424318
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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