Sleep, Romance and Human Embodiment: Vitality from Spenser to Milton

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Garrett Sullivan explores the changing impact of Aristotelian conceptions of vitality and humanness on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature before and after the rise of Descartes. Aristotle's tripartite soul is usually considered in relation to concepts of psychology and physiology. However, Sullivan argues that its significance is much greater, constituting a theory of vitality that simultaneously distinguishes man from, and connects him to, other forms of life. He contends that, in works such as Sidney's Old ...

Sleep, Romance and Human Embodiment: Vitality from Spenser to Milton 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781316505335

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Sleep, Romance and Human Embodiment: Vitality from Spenser to Milton 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107024410

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