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Dynamic reading : studies in the reception…

Dynamic reading : studies in the reception of Epicureanism

by Brooke Holmes (Editor), W. H. Shearin (Editor)

Other authors: Anthony Adler (Contributor), Richard Fletcher (Contributor), Alain Gigandet (Contributor), Natania Meeker (Contributor), Glenn Most (Contributor)4 more, Gerard Passannante (Contributor), Adam Rzepka (Contributor), James Steintrager (Contributor), Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft (Contributor)

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Dynamic Reading examines the reception history of Epicurean philosophy through a series of eleven case studies, which range chronologically from the latter days of the Roman Republic to late twentieth-century France and America. Rather than attempting to separate an original Epicureanism from its later readings and misreadings, this collection studies the philosophy together with its subsequent reception, focusing in particular on the ways in which it has provided terms and conceptual tools for defining how we read and respond to texts, artwork, and the world more generally. Whether it helps us to characterize the "swerviness" of literary influence, the transformative effects of philosophy, or the "events" that shape history, Epicureanism has been a dynamic force in the intellectual history of the West. These essays seek to capture some of that dynamism.

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