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The Resource Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture, Stuart Clark

Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture, Stuart Clark

Label
Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture
Title
Vanities of the eye
Title remainder
vision in early modern European culture
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Vanities of the Eye investigates the cultural history of the senses in early modern Europe, a time in which the nature and reliability of human vision was the focus of much debate. In medicine, art theory, science, religion, and philosophy, sight came to be characterised as uncertain or paradoxical - mental images no longer resembled the external world. Was seeing really believing?" "Stuart Clark explores the controversial debates of the time - from the fantasies and hallucinations of melancholia, to the illusions of magic, art, demonic deceptions, and witchcraft. The truth and function of religious images and the authenticity of miracles and visions were also questioned with new vigour, affecting such contemporary works as Macbeth - a play deeply concerned with the dangers of visual illusion. Clark also contends that there was a close connection between these debates and the ways in which philosophers such as Descartes and Hobbes developed new theories on the relationship between the real and virtual."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Clark, Stuart
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vision
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Europe
Label
Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture, Stuart Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-399) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Species : vision and values.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Fantasies : seeing without what was within.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • Prestiges : illusions in magic and art.
  • p. 78
  • 4.
  • Glamours : demons and virtual worlds.
  • p. 123
  • 5.
  • Images : the reformation of the eyes.
  • p. 161
  • 6.
  • Apparitions : the discernment of spirits.
  • p. 204
  • 7.
  • Sights : King Saul and King Macbeth.
  • p. 236
  • 8.
  • Seemings : philosophical scepticism.
  • p. 266
  • 9.
  • Dreams : the epistemology of sleep.
  • p. 300
  • 10.
  • Signs : vision and the new philosophy.
  • p. 329
Control code
15b21130838
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 415 p.
Isbn
9780199250134
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Vanities of the eye : vision in early modern European culture, Stuart Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-399) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Species : vision and values.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Fantasies : seeing without what was within.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • Prestiges : illusions in magic and art.
  • p. 78
  • 4.
  • Glamours : demons and virtual worlds.
  • p. 123
  • 5.
  • Images : the reformation of the eyes.
  • p. 161
  • 6.
  • Apparitions : the discernment of spirits.
  • p. 204
  • 7.
  • Sights : King Saul and King Macbeth.
  • p. 236
  • 8.
  • Seemings : philosophical scepticism.
  • p. 266
  • 9.
  • Dreams : the epistemology of sleep.
  • p. 300
  • 10.
  • Signs : vision and the new philosophy.
  • p. 329
Control code
15b21130838
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 415 p.
Isbn
9780199250134
Other physical details
ill.

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