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050 00 PQ1605.B4|bZ75 1991 
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100 1  Kenny, Neil.|0
245 14 The palace of secrets :|bBéroalde de Verville and 
       Renaissance conceptions of knowledge /|cNeil Kenny. 
264  1 Oxford :|bClarendon Press ;|aNew York :|bOxford University
300    x, 305 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [268]-298) and 
505 00 |g1.|tRenaissance Encyclopaedism|g12 --|g1.1
       |tEncyclopaedic ideals in the sixteenth and seventeenth 
       centuries|g12 --|g1.2|tGenre: Encyclopaedias and 
       miscellanies|g35 --|g2.|tFrom the Encyclopaedia to the 
       Miscellany|g55 --|g2.1|tPhilosophical forms|g57 --|g2.2
       |tPhilosophical subjects|g61 --|g2.3|tReadership|g84 --
       |g3.|tStructuring Knowledge|g90 --|g3.1|tEncyclopaedic 
       structures|g91 --|g3.2|tEncyclopaedic structure under 
       strain|g100 --|g3.3|tMiscellanies and fragmentation|g110 -
       -|g4.|tRepresentations of Nature|g126 --|g4.1|tMeslange, 
       diversite, and difference in nature|g127 --|g4.2
       |tRepresenting meslange, diversite, and difference|g136 --
       |g5.|tFiction and Philosophy|g158 --|g5.1|tPhilosophical 
       fictions|g158 --|g5.2|tEncyclopaedic revelations inside 
       palaces and cabinets|g162 --|g5.3|tQuests inside and 
       outside palaces and cabinets|g185 --|g6.|tStatus of 
       Knowledge|g210 --|g6.1|tEthics|g211 --|g6.2|tEpistemology
       |g218 --|g6.3|tLimits of knowledge|g229. 
520    During the Renaissance, different conceptions of knowledge
       were debated. Dominant among these was encyclopaedism, 
       which treated knowledge as an ordered and unified circle 
       of learning in which branches were logically related to 
       each other. By contrast, writers like Montaigne saw human 
       knowledge as an inherently unsystematic and subjective 
       flux. This study explores the tension between these two 
       views, examining the theories of knowledge, uses of genre,
       and the role of fiction in philosophical texts. Drawing on
       examples from sixteenth and seventeenth- century texts, 
       and particularly focusing on the polymath B'eroalde de 
       Verville, Kenny provides an in-depth study of the two 
       competing conceptions of knowledge. 
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650  0 Knowledge, Theory of|xHistory.|0
650  0 Renaissance|zFrance.|0
651  0 France|xIntellectual life|y16th century.|0http:// 
651  0 France|xIntellectual life|y17th century.|0http:// 
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