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Iris Exiled : A Synoptic History of Wonder :  A Synoptic History of Wonder - Dennis Quinn

Iris Exiled : A Synoptic History of Wonder

A Synoptic History of Wonder

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Iris Exiled is a critical history of wonder from the Bible and Homer to modern times. Dennis Quinn examines the subject in relation to various disciplines and modes of discourse- philosophy, theology, poetry, art myth, history, rhetoric, psychology, education, and modern science.

For readers interested in what a widely read and intelligent intellectual reactionary, not a pundit or a 'culture warrior, ' thinks of the history of Western culture and how it relates to our current predicaments, 'Iris Exiled' is a good way to find out.--William E. Burns, Washington, D.C. "Sixteenth Century Journal "

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Iris Observed
The Name and Nature of Wonderp. 1
Vocabulary
Traditional Definition
Passion
Fear of Ignorance
Consciousness of Ignorance
Curiosity
The Child's Wonder
The Loss of Wonder
Wonder in Philosophy, Myth, and Poetry
Suspense
Iris Regnant: Wonder in Classical Antiquity and the Christian Era
Youthful Wonder: The Greeksp. 53
Story
Homer
History
Herodotus and Thucydides
Tragedy
Philosophy
Plato and Aristotle
Fantasy
Apollonius of Rhodes
Mature Wonder: The Romansp. 97
Philosophy
Lucretius
Stoicism
Cicero
Virgil
The Conversion of Wonder: The Christian Erap. 115
The Bible
Biblical Exegesis
St. Augustine
St. Gregory
Contemplation
St. Francis
St. Bonaventure
Philosophy
St. Thomas Aquinas
Poetry
Iris Usurped: Wonder in the Modern Age
The Early Modern Erap. 160
The Renaissance
Active vs. Contemplative
Valla, Erasmus, Cusa
Neoplatonists
Pico
Cabalism
Reuchlin
The Reformation
Biblical Criticism
Luther, Calvin
Skepticism
Montaigne
Descartes
The New Philosophy
Stevin
Descartes
Pascal
Bacon
Galileo
Art and Criticism
Leonardo
Durer
Theophilus Presbyter vs. Cellini
Literary Criticism and Poetry
Sidney
Tasso
Shakespeare
Spenser
Ben Jonson
Polypragmatism
The Enlightenmentp. 229
Pope
Newton
Locke
Addison
Adam Smith
Kant
James Thomson and Newton
The Romantic Renaissance of Wonderp. 251
The Later Nineteenth Centuryp. 275
Science
Mill
Carlyle
Dickens
Hopkins
H. G. Wells
Chesterton
From Romance to Fantasy--and Beyondp. 293
The Occult
Gnosticism
Fantasy
Novalis
Hoffmann
Lindsay
Surrealism
Breton
Miller
Peret
Mabille
Iris in Exile
Modern Loyalists; Vive la Reigne!p. 311
Bibliographyp. 315
Indexp. 335
Author Biographical Sketch
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ISBN: 9780761821793
ISBN-10: 0761821791
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: February 2002
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.46