Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2014 edition (September 10, 2014)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 6.3 MB
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At a second whilst Google seeks "to set up the world's info and make it universally obtainable and useful," this publication tells the tale of long term aspirations, first in historical epic after which in a variety of literary and non-literary works from the early glossy period and British Enlightenment, to understand, list, and disseminate whole wisdom of the realm. it's also a narrative of the chronic failure of those aspirations, their cave in within the past due eighteenth century, and the next redefinition of completeness in smooth literary and disciplinary phrases. The ebook argues that the pursuit of whole wisdom complex the separation of epic from encyclopedia, literature from "Literature," and the sciences from the arts; it demonstrates that the differences among "high" and "low," ephemeral and everlasting, precious and dead that persist this day all stem from the recommendations of completeness that emerged in the course of and as a result Enlightenment.