Philosophy and the Book: Early Modern Figures of Material Inscription (Philosophy, Aesthetics and Cultural Theory)

Philosophy and the Book: Early Modern Figures of Material Inscription (Philosophy, Aesthetics and Cultural Theory)

Daniel Selcer


Philosophy and the publication examines the philosophical mobilization of metaphors for print, inscription, examining and information association in early smooth philosophical texts in continental Europe. essentially enticing with the paintings of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz and Bayle whereas additionally bearing on Valla, Gassendi, Hobbes, Lamy, and others, the ebook explores the impact the explosion of early smooth print know-how, textual distribution and similar cultural practices had at the early smooth philosophical mind's eye. Daniel Selcer foregrounds a sequence of figures that have been very important to many early sleek philosophers as they sought to improve positions at the nature of the fabric international and our wisdom of it. He explores major questions for the heritage of early smooth philosophy in terms of the matter of the materiality of philosophical discourse and counterpoises those concerns with methods in past due twentieth-century continental philosophy, akin to Foucaultian archaeology and Derridean deconstruction. eventually, via rhetorical research and historic contextualization, Selcer starts to cartoon an 'ontology of the page'.

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