By Jeremy Robbins
Arts of Perception bargains a brand new account of a key interval in Spanish heritage and tradition and a primary reassessment of its significant writers and intellectuals, together with Gracián, Quevedo, Calderón, Saavedra Fajardo, López de Vega, and Sor Juana.
Reading those figures within the context of ecu suggestion and the recent technological know-how, and philosophy, the learn considers how they constructed quite a few ‘arts of notion’ - advanced perceptual recommendations designed to beat and take advantage of epistemic difficulties to permit a person to behave successfully within the ethical, political, social or spiritual sphere. The research takes as its topic the distinct epistemological mentality at the back of such ‘arts of perception’. This mentality used to be fostered via the inventive interplay of scepticism and Stoicism, and located expression within the key suggestions ser/parecer and engaño/desengaño. The paintings lines the emergence, improvement, and impression of those techniques on Spanish proposal and culture.
As good as supplying new interpretations of particular significant figures, Arts of Perception bargains an interpretation of the mentality of a whole tradition because it made the fraught transition to highbrow modernity. As such it levels over a variety of discourses and formative contexts and gives a wealth of recent fabric so as to be of use to all these trying to comprehend and interpret the literature, tradition and considered Golden Age Spain.
This ebook was once formerly released as a unique factor of The Bulletin of Spanish Studies.
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