Knowledge, Discovery and Imagination in Early...

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Author  Timothy J. Reiss
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   March 13, 1997
ISBN  0521587956
Pages  264

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Recent explanations of changes in early modern European thought speak much of a move from orality and emphasis on language to print culture and a "spatial" way of thinking. Timothy J. Reiss offers a more complex explanation for the massive changes in thought that occurred. He describes how, while teaching and public debate continued to be based in the language arts, scientific and artistic areas came to depend on mathematical disciplines, including music, for new means and methods of discovery, and as a basis for wider sociocultural renewal.

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