Arts of Perception
By (author) Jeremy Robbins
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Arts of Perception by Jeremy Robbins
Book DescriptionArts of Perception offers a new account of a key period in Spanish history and culture and a fundamental reassessment of its major writers and intellectuals, including Gracian, Quevedo, Calderon, Saavedra Fajardo, Lopez de Vega, and Sor Juana. Reading these figures in the context of European thought and the new science, and philosophy, the study considers how they developed various 'arts of perception' - complex perceptual strategies designed to overcome and exploit epistemic problems to enable an individual to act effectively in the moral, political, social or religious sphere. The study takes as its subject the distinctive epistemological mentality behind such 'arts of perception'. This mentality was fostered by the creative interaction of scepticism and Stoicism, and found expression in the key concepts ser/parecer and engano/desengano. The work traces the emergence, development, and impact of these concepts on Spanish thought and culture. As well as offering new interpretations of specific major figures, Arts of Perception offers an interpretation of the mentality of an entire culture as it made the fraught transition to intellectual modernity. As such it ranges over numerous discourses and formative contexts and provides a wealth of new material which will be of use to all those seeking to understand and interpret the literature, culture and thought of Golden Age Spain. This book was previously published as a special issue of The Bulletin of Spanish Studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415411530
(246mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeremy Robbins
Arts of Perception, Paperback (February 2014)
Offering an account of a key period in Spanish history and culture and a fundamental reassessment of its major writers and intellectuals, this study takes as its subject the distinctive epistemological mentality behind such 'arts of perception'.
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An introduction to Spanish Baroque literature and culture, this text considers works by major Spanish novelists, dramatists, poets and painters. It covers issues such as honour and identity, the influence of the court, social and literary institutions, and the place of women in cultural life.
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Author Biography - Jeremy Robbins
University of Edinburgh, UK
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