New PDF release: Culture of Accidents. Unexpected Knowledges in Early Modern

By Michael Witmore

ISBN-10: 0804735565

ISBN-13: 9780804735568

Collapsing constructions, unforeseen conferences available to buy, colossal births, encounters with pirates at sea—these and different unexpected “accidents” on the flip of the 17th century in England bought unheard of importance within the early sleek philosophical and cultural mind's eye. Drawing on highbrow historical past, cultural feedback, and rhetorical idea, this booklet chronicles the narrative transformation of “accident” from a philosophical useless finish to an outstanding party for revelation and beauty in early smooth non secular lifestyles, dramatic perform, and experimental philosophy.
Embracing the concept that coincidence used to be an idea with either realized and well known attraction, the ebook lines its evolution via Aristotelian, Scholastic, and Calvinist concept right into a diversity of early smooth texts. It means that for plenty of English writers, unintentional occasions raised primary questions about the character of order within the international and how that order will be apprehended.
Alongside texts by means of such canonical figures as Shakespeare and Bacon, this examine attracts on numerous lesser-known authors of sensational information bills approximately injuries that happened round the flip of the 17th century. the result's a cultural anatomy of injuries as philosophical challenge, theatrical conceit, religious landmark, or even a prototype for Baconian “experiment,” person who presents a clean interpretation of the early sleek engagement with contingency in highbrow and cultural phrases.

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