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Reason and Its Others

Italy, Spain, and the New World

David R. Castillo (editor) Massimo Lollini (editor)

ISBN: 9780826515445

Publication Date: Oct 2006

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

By exploring manifestations of normative and non-normative thinking in the geopolitical and cultural contexts of Early Modern Italy, Spain, and the American colonies, this volume hopes to encourage interdisciplinary discussions on the early modern notions of reason and unreason, good and evil, justice and injustice, center and periphery, and more.
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By exploring manifestations of normative and non-normative thinking in the geopolitical and cultural contexts of Early Modern Italy, Spain, and the American colonies, this volume hopes to encourage interdisciplinary discussions on the early modern notions of reason and unreason, good and evil, justice and injustice, center and periphery, freedom and containment, self and other. We still dream early modern dreams (Reason, the Subject, the Nation, the Modern World), and we are still haunted by the void at the center of it all.
Illustrations index
Pages 360
Date Published 30 Oct 2006
Publisher Vanderbilt University Press
Series Hispanic Issues Series
Subject/s Intelligence & reasoning   History of ideas  
David Castillo and Massimo Lollini; Introduction: Reason and Its Others in Early Modernity (A View from the South); Part 1. Of Walls and Windows: Containment Machines and the Drive Towards the Unknown; * Andrea Battistini, "Galileo Galilei's Sydereus Nuncius"; * Silvia Contarini, "Descartes in Naples: The Reception of Passions de l'ame"; * Leah Middlebrook, "Femando de Herrera Invented the Internet: Technologies of Self-Containment in the Early Modern Sonnet"; * Bradley Nelson, "A Ritual Practice for Modernity: Baltasar Gracian's Organized Body of Taste"; * Nathalie Hester, "Unreasonable Travel: The Place of Europe in F. Negri's Viaggio Settentrionale"; * Dianne Dugaw and Amanda Powell, "Baroque Sapphic Poetry: A Feminist Road Not Taken"; Part 2. Of Houses and Cities: Early Modern Spaces and the Aporias of Baroque Reason; * John Marino, "The Foreigner and the Citizen: A Dialogue on Good Government in Spanish Naples"; * William Childers, "The Baroque Public Sphere"; * William Egginton, "Reason's Baroque House (Cervantes, Master Architect)"; * Julio Baena, "Spanish Mannerist Detours in the Mapping of Reason: Around Cervantes' Novelas Ejemplares"; * Anthony Cascardi, "Genealogy of the Sublime in the Aesthetics of the Baroque"; Part 3. The West Wing: America and the Frontiers of Reason; * Fernando R. de la Flor, "Sacrificial Politics in the Spanish Colonies"; * George Mariscal, "Bartolome de las Casas on Imperial Ethics and the Use of Force"; * Margaret Greer, "Imperialism and Anthropophagi: The Unthought Known"; * Fernando Ordonez, "Reason and Utopia at the Imperial Borders: Modernity/Coloniality in the Jesuit Reducciones in Paraguay"; * Giuseppe Mazzota, "Universal History: Vico's New Science between Antiquarians and Ethnographers".
David R. Castillo is Associate Professor of Spanish, the University at Buffalo. Massimo Lollini is Hatzantonis Distinguished Fellow in Italian and Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages at the University of Oregon.

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