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By Michael Witmore

Collapsing structures, unforeseen conferences available on the market, titanic births, encounters with pirates at sea—these and different unexpected “accidents” on the flip of the 17th century in England got exceptional importance within the early smooth philosophical and cultural mind's eye. Drawing on highbrow background, cultural feedback, and rhetorical idea, this publication chronicles the narrative transformation of “accident” from a philosophical lifeless finish to an brilliant celebration for revelation and beauty in early glossy non secular existence, dramatic perform, and experimental philosophy.
Embracing the proposal that coincidence was once an idea with either discovered and renowned allure, the ebook strains its evolution via Aristotelian, Scholastic, and Calvinist concept right into a variety of early sleek texts. It means that for lots of English writers, unintended occasions raised primary questions on the character of order within the global and how that order could be apprehended.
Alongside texts by way of such canonical figures as Shakespeare and Bacon, this learn attracts on numerous lesser-known authors of sensational information money owed approximately injuries that happened round the flip of the 17th century. the result's a cultural anatomy of injuries as philosophical challenge, theatrical conceit, religious landmark, or even a prototype for Baconian “experiment,” one who presents a clean interpretation of the early smooth engagement with contingency in highbrow and cultural phrases.

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