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The Art of Philosophy: Visualising Aristotle in Early 17th-Century Paris

- October 24, 2017 in allegory, aristotle, Art & Illustrations, Philosophy

With their elaborate interplay of image and text, the several large-scale prints designed by the French friar Martin Meurisse to communicate Aristotelian thought are wonderfully impressive creations. Susanna Berger explores the function of these complex works, and how such visual commentaries not only served to express philosophical ideas in a novel way but also engendered […]

The Art of Philosophy: Visualising Aristotle in Early 17th-Century Paris

- August 30, 2017 in allegory, aristotle, Art & Illustrations, Philosophy

With their elaborate interplay of image and text, the several large-scale prints designed by the French friar Martin Meurisse to communicate Aristotelian thought are wonderfully impressive creations. Susanna Berger explores the function of these complex works, and how such visual commentaries not only served to express philosophical ideas in a novel way but also engendered their own unique mode of thinking.

The City of Truth, or, Ethics (1609)

- February 1, 2017 in aristotle, city of truth, dystopia, emblems, ethics, morals, truth, utopia

Images of imaginary utopias and dystopias used to illustrate an allegorical poem by Bartolomeo Del Bene (1515-1595) — a reworking of Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethicsis.

The City of Truth, or, Ethics (1609)

- February 1, 2017 in aristotle, city of truth, dystopia, emblems, ethics, morals, Nichomachean Ethics, truth, utopia

Images of imaginary utopias and dystopias used to illustrate an allegorical poem by Bartolomeo Del Bene (1515-1595) — a reworking of Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethicsis.

The Steps of Life

- May 31, 2016 in ages of man, aristotle, Lebenstreppe, life and ages of man, seven ages of man, shakespeare, solen, steps of life, Stufenalter

Selection of images illustrating on the idea that one's life can be thought of as divisible into distinct stages.

The Steps of Life

- May 31, 2016 in ages of man, aristotle, Lebenstreppe, life and ages of man, seven ages of man, shakespeare, solen, steps of life, Stufenalter

Selection of images illustrating on the idea that one's life can be thought of as divisible into distinct stages.

The Steps of Life

- May 31, 2016 in ages of man, aristotle, Lebenstreppe, life and ages of man, seven ages of man, shakespeare, solen, steps of life, Stufenalter

Selection of images illustrating on the idea that one's life can be thought of as divisible into distinct stages.

When the Birds and the Bees Were Not Enough: Aristotle’s Masterpiece

- August 19, 2015 in aristotle, Books, Featured Articles, reproduction, Science & Medicine, sex, sex education, sex in the early modern period, sex manual

Mary Fissell on how a wildly popular sex manual - first published in 17th-century London and reprinted in hundreds of subsequent editions - both taught and titilated through the early modern period and beyond.