Fiction and the Frontiers of Knowledge in Europe, 15001800

Fiction and the Frontiers of Knowledge in Europe, 15001800

Alexis Tadié


The makes use of of fiction in early glossy Europe are way more diversified than is frequently assumed through those that examine fiction to be synonymous with the radical. The members to this quantity display the numerous position that fiction performs in early smooth eu tradition, not just in numerous its literary genres, but additionally in its formation of philosophical principles, political theories, and the legislations. the quantity explores those makes use of of fiction in a sequence of interrelated case reviews, starting from the Italian Renaissance to the French Revolution and interpreting the paintings of, between others, Montaigne, Corneille, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, and Diderot. It asks: the place does fiction dwell, and thrive? less than what stipulations, and to what ends? It means that fiction is healthier understood no longer as a style or a self-discipline yet, as a substitute, as a frontier: one who demarcates literary genres and disciplines of information and which, crucially, allows the flow of principles among them.

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