Invention ofeBook #9734'Astonishingenjoy its riches slowly, and savour every generous, erudite and undogmatic page' Boyd Tonkin, Financial Times'We English men have wits,' wrote the clergyman Ralph Lever in , and, 'we have alsoframed unto ourselves a language'Witcraft is a fresh and brilliant history of how philosophy became established in English It presents a new form of philosophical storytelling and challenges what Jonathan Rée calls the 'condescending smugness' of traditional histories of philosophy Rée tells the story of philosophy as it was lived and practised, embedded in its time and Witcraft TheeBook #240place, by men and women from many walks of life, engaged with the debates and culture of their age And, by focusing on the rich history of works in English, including translations, he shows them to be quite as colourful, diverse, inventive and cosmopolitan as their continental counterpartsWitcraft offers new and compelling intellectual portraits not only of celebrated British and American philosophers, such as Hume, Emerson, Mill and James, but also of the remarkable philosophical work of literary authors, such as William Hazlitt and George Eliot, as well as a carnival of overlooked The Invention ofePUB #180characterspriests and poets, teachers, servants and crofters, thinking for themselves and reaching their own conclusions about religion, politics, art and everything elseThe book adopts a novel structure, examining its subject at fiftyyear intervals from the sixteenth century to the twentieth Researched over decades and illuminated by quotations from extensive archival material, it is a book full of stories and personalities as well as ideas, and shows philosophy springing from the life around it Witcraft overturns the established orthodoxies of the history of philosophy, and celebrates the diversity, vitality and inventiveness of philosophical thought.
Invention of eBook Jonathan Rée is a freelance philosopher who used to teach at Middlesex University in London, but gave up lecturing in order to have time to think, and was for many years associated with the iOS for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever magazine Radical Philosophy His work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books and elsewhere.
- 768 pages
- Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English
- Jonathan Rée
- 06 October 2019 Jonathan Rée