Lucretian Thought in Late Stuart England

Debates about the Nature of the Soul

Authors: Linker, L.

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How did writers understand the soul in late seventeenth-century England? This book considers depictions of the soul in literary texts that engage with Lucretius's Epicurean philosophy in De rerum natura or through the writings of the most important natural philosopher to disseminate Epicurean atomism in England, Walter Charleton (1619-1707).

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Laura Linker is Assistant Professor of English at High Point University, USA.

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"Lucretian Thought in Late Stuart England makes an original and perceptive contribution to a growing body of research on the treatment of the soul in the literature of the late seventeenth- and early-eighteenth centuries. Linker convincingly demonstrates that the Restoration literary imagination was significantly affected by Epicurean thought, as mediated by contemporary editions of Lucretius's De rerum natura and the neo-Epicurean works of the physician and natural philosopher Walter Charleton, among others. Given the dearth of books on this subject, it was a pleasure to read Linker's study on the soul in Restoration literature written by both women and men who chronicled or staged its stirrings." - Holly Faith Nelson, Professor and Chair of English, Trinity Western University, Canada


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lucretian Thought in Late Stuart England
Book Subtitle
Debates about the Nature of the Soul
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39988-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137399885
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39857-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 86
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