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Giordano Bruno and the Geometry of Language
"Giordano Bruno and the Geometry of Language brings to the fore a sixteenth-century philosopher's role in early modern Europe as a bridge between science and literature, or more specifically, between the spatial paradigm of geometry and that of language." Through analysis of Bruno's work, Saiber shows how Bruno's writing necessitates a crafting of space, and is, in essence ...more
Hardcover, 183 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Ashgate Publishing
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Succinct and beautiful, the author uses ideas like "moving asymptotically towards a perpetually receding truth.". which serves a dual purpose of exemplifying the subject material, namely the interpenetration of mathematical ideas in language/literature, as well as adding depth and beauty to what might otherwise be dry scholarly writing. She includes wide surveys, reviews, notes, and plenty of solid citations on the subject material without detracting too much from the flow of her writing.
This book really contributes something original to Bruno studies; perhaps the first sympathetic exegesis of Bruno's idiosyncratic geometry. Saiber understands that Bruno is not doing bad geometry, but actually creating a new diagrammatic metaphysics.