- Series: Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers
- Paperback: 362 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 2nd ed. edition (February 23, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0826488617
- ISBN-13: 978-0826488619
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,928,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Logic and the Art of Memory: The Quest for a Universal Language (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers) 2nd ed. Edition
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'A pioneering work' Frances Yates
'The best history of universal languages' Hans Aarsleff
'Bellissimo' Umberto Eco
About the Author
Paolo Rossi is Emeritus Professor of the History of Philosophy at the University of Florence and Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.Stephen Clucas is lecturer in English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.
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Rossi takes a somewhat less occult-centric approach than Yates, focusing less on the hermetic tradition. Instead, Rossi follows the critical tracks through to Bacon and Leibniz, situating Lull and Bruno's contributions more explicitly in the development of science and logic (hence the title). Rossi's scholarship is solid and frequently stunning. The translation is fine and clear.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who has read Yates' book for a valuable alternative perspective, or to anyone interested in the history of science in the transition from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Mary Carruthers' work is also well-worth investigating.