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Cartesian Acting; or, Interiors

R. Darren Gobert

in The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786386
eISBN:
9780804788267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786386.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter concerns acting after Descartes. It considers the Cartesian notion of interiority, whose ramifications are glimpsed in rehearsal burlesques of the period, such as The Female Wits, George ... More


Persia: A Courtly East in the French Imaginaire

Susan Mokhberi

in The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

Translations of Persian texts, fairy tales, and paintings reveal how French writers reinvented Persia to suit their own notions. French translations in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were ... More


Physiognomy: “Facing” the Past

Stanley Finger

in Franz Joseph Gall: Naturalist of the Mind, Visionary of the Brain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190464622
eISBN:
9780190464646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464622.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Gall considered his new science a part of physiognomy, the idea that physical features are revealing of character. This idea, accepted by Hippocrates and promoted by the Aristotelians, can also be ... More


The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Susan Mokhberi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

The Persian Mirror explores France’s preoccupation with Persia in the seventeenth century. Long before Montesquieu’s Persian Letters, French intellectuals, diplomats, and even ordinary Parisians were ... More


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