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by Gur Zak

  • ISBN: 0521114675
  • Author: Gur Zak
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 190
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 17, 2010)
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Book description Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality, Volume 3: The Care of the Self. Translated by Robert Hurley. New York: Vintage, 1988.

Petrarch was one of the founding fathers of Renaissance humanism, yet the nature and significance of his ideas are still widely debated. In this book, Gur Zak examines two central issues in Petrarch's works - his humanist philosophy and his concept of the self. Zak argues that both are defined by Petrarch's idea of care for the self. Overcome by a strong sense of fragmentation, Petrarch turned to the ancient idea that philosophy can bring harmony and wholeness to the soul through the use of spiritual exercises in the form of writing.

In this book, Gur Zak examines two central issues in Petrarch's works - his humanist philosophy and his concept of the self. Overcome by a strong sense of fragmentation, Petrarch turned to the ancient idea that philosophy can bring harmony and wholeness to the soul through the use of spiritual exercises in the form of writing

In his brilliant first book, Gur Zak contrasts Petrarch's vernacular and Latin works as vehicles for attaining selfhood. Petrarch was one of the founding fathers of Renaissance humanism, yet the nature and significance of his ideas are still widely debated

In his brilliant first book, Gur Zak contrasts Petrarch's vernacular and Latin works as vehicles for attaining selfhood. In the Canzonieri Petrarch's attempts to achieve spiritual integrity by capturing his desired Laura/fame are repeatedly undercut by disappointment and compel him to further writing. In his Latin works Petrarch pursues unity of self by trying to eliminate desire altogether. Petrarch was one of the founding fathers of Renaissance humanism, yet the nature and significance of his ideas are still widely debated. Overcome by a strong sense of fragmentation, Petrarch turned to the ancient idea that philosophy can bring harmony and wholeness to the soul through the use of spiritual exercises in the form of writing

In this book, Gur Zak examines two central issues in Petrarch's works - his humanist philosophy and his concept of the self. Overcome by a strong sense of fragmentation, Petrarch turned to the ancient idea that philosophy can bring harmony and wholeness to the soul through the use of spiritual exercises in the form of writing

Personal Name: Zak, Gur, 1975-

Personal Name: Zak, Gur, 1975-. Publication, Distribution, et. New York The indeterminate self : writing, desire, and temporality in Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium Fragmenta The crisis of the narrative self Petrarch's humanism and the ethics of care of the self Ovid, Augustine, and the limits of the ethics of care of the self. Personal Name: Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 Criticism and interpretation. Personal Name: Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 Philosophy. Rubrics: Humanism in literature Self in literature Humanists Italy. Download now Petrarch's humanism and the care of the self Gur Za. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

The self for Petrarch-if he were ever to use that term (and the title of Zak's book apparently refers to Petrarch's notion of animi cura, the care of the mind or soul, which the latter takes up in one of his letters and which is informed by, but not limited to, the Christian pastoral practice.

The self for Petrarch-if he were ever to use that term (and the title of Zak's book apparently refers to Petrarch's notion of animi cura, the care of the mind or soul, which the latter takes up in one of his letters and which is informed by, but not limited to, the Christian pastoral practice of cura animarum, although Zak does not explore this connection)-is not more or less interchangeable with the ego, nor is it a quasi public and political identity to be constructed or performed; rather, it is for him a psycho-spiritual wholeness from which we are exiled and to which we must s. . Zak argues that both are defined by Petrarch's idea of care for the self th. Zak argues that both are defined by Petrarch's idea of care for the self the ancient idea that philosophy can bring harmony and wholeness to the soul through the use of spiritual exercises in the form of writing.

Petrarch was one of the founding fathers of Renaissance humanism, yet the nature and significance of his ideas are still widely debated. In this book, Gur Zak examines two central issues in Petrarch's works - his humanist philosophy and his concept of the self. Zak argues that both are defined by Petrarch's idea of care for the self. Overcome by a strong sense of fragmentation, Petrarch turned to the ancient idea that philosophy can bring harmony and wholeness to the soul through the use of spiritual exercises in the form of writing. Examining his vernacular poetry and his Latin works from both literary and historical perspectives, Zak explores Petrarch's attempts to use writing as a spiritual exercise, how his spiritual techniques absorbed and transformed ancient and medieval traditions of writing, and the tensions that arose from his efforts to care for the self through writing.

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