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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Inquiry into Modes of Existence enables a new reading of medieval encyclopedias that takes seriously Latour’s suggestion that premodern cosmologies retain importance for modern ecological thought while simultaneously challenging his arguments about the rigidity of ontologies based on ideas of nature...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 215–233.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of love (communita). It cosmologically defines love as a world force and as a principle that fuses the cosmos into unity. The third dialogue deals with the origin of love (origine), determining love metaphysically as the basis and goal of the world. Here, love is the principle that governs...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 619–637.
Published: 01 November 2010
... cosmology was undergoing a radical change in European thought. According to philosopher Robin George Collingwood, Aristotelian explanations of the behavior of nature "through an elaborate chain of imitations of imitations of the divine nature" prevailed prior to the sixteenth century.47 During Montaigne's...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 111–132.
Published: 01 January 2012
... states that English almanacs were often used to disseminate ideas from the New Science or simply to correct inaccurate ideas about celestial bodies. The result, he says, was a mixture between old and new cosmologies rather than a rigid bulwark against mechanical philosophy (180-97, 209). 16...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 123–134.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., and shortly after that the eternal recurrence became the central mythopoeic conception to be willed by Zarathustra. Here too, the 4. I adopt throughout the more common form of "superhistorical" rather than Hollingdale's "suprahistorical." 128 MICHAEL BELL idea is not argued as a plausible cosmological belief...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (2): 127–153.
Published: 01 March 2005
... fa musique of 1555. In his sonnet, Sceve seems to be suggesting that Tyard's work is not much comfort; it is only useful as a palliative, sufficient because it has to be, but poor sustenance for the modern soul stuck in earthly cares. In the end, it is hard not to feel that these cosmological topoi...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 501–515.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., and the play his cosmology becomes throughly Copernican, affirming the palpable insignificance of humanity and all its arts. His laughter revolves around what a small figure the delirious logocentrist cuts when his telescope is reversed back on himself. For the same reason his work skirts the parameters...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 155–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
... become separated from their beliefs and that continue to await a response. For example, there are people today who worry about the evil eye, but a rationalist will maintain its falsehood. It is a belief exiled from scientific knowledge, a relic of a cosmology. Gestures that are currently devoid...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 March 2006
... at the very moment that an excess of images and the swiftness of communications makes us feel the planet's smallness. Meanwhile, the cosmologies, institutions, and organizations that constituted mediations between people, between individual existence and social life, seem to have been outstripped, and each...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 639–654.
Published: 01 November 2010
... to embrace the new scientific doctrines of the Renaissance. For instance, the thesis of heliocentrism, rediscovered by Copernicus, has replaced in Montaigne's time the old Ptolemaic cosmology. Rather than celebrate this triumph of modern science, Montaigne wonders whether this new or rather renewed theory...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 452–469.
Published: 01 December 2021
... – 539 . 2 vols. Paris : Vve de Cramoisy , 1688 . Shannon Laurie . The Accommodated Animal: Cosmology in Shakespearean Locales . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2013 . Tomarken Annette . The Smile of Truth: The French Satirical Eulogy and Its Antecedences . Princeton...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 23–43.
Published: 01 January 2013
... espes de la gaudine, S'i vif de preie e de ravine. (63-66) 3. The wolf, Pluskowski notes, possessed comic, heroic, and cosmologic as well as diabolic resonances. Th~ ravenous, deceitful beast of Christian allegory was also potentially the pagan Germanic "embodiment of death in battle" and the harbinger...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 191–207.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., his elegy reads more like hyperbolic praise than real cosmology. In any case, prior stabs at the theory will already have weakened its metaphysical pith. When Macrobe pins the Tempete on the death of a hero ("Au trespas d'un chascun d'iceulx, ordinairement oyons nous par la forest grandes et...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 521–546.
Published: 01 May 2010
... hoped-to pursue his passion for cinema; Alain, the son of a carpenter, had read widely in astrophysics and cosmology, was an expert seaman, and worked for a specialist agency in Sables d'Olonnes as a convoyeur bringing ships back from far-flung parts of the globe. However, despite these very evident...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 11–47.
Published: 01 January 2012
... philosophers and shed light on its own masterly determinatio. The themes he sets out follow a very Aristotelian course: first, opinions about the first cause; second, issues of cosmology, physics, and natural philosophy, with a chapter about generation; third, psychology, based on De Anima; and fourth, moral...