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Eloquent Blood and Deliberative Bodies: The Physiology of Metaphysical Poetry

Michael Schoenfeldt

in Renaissance Transformations

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638734
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651573 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.003.0010
Eloquent Blood and Deliberative Bodies: The Physiology of Metaphysical Poetry

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This chapter identifies the occlusions that are created by current organisations of knowledge for Renaissance texts. It argues that the post-Cartesian segregation of cognition from corporeality prevents one from stopping the connection between aesthetic practice and physiological concept in the Renaissance. The chapter then tries to determine whether passionate and argumentative poetic expressions provide happiness that is both intellectual and primeval.

Keywords: occlusions; organisations of knowledge; Renaissance texts; post-Cartesian segregation; aesthetic practice; physiological concept; poetic expressions; happiness

Chapter.  6742 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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