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Essays on Giordano Bruno
Hilary Gatti

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
INTRODUCTION Beginning as Negation in the Italian Dialogues of Giordano Bruno 1

PART 1: BRUNO AND THE NEW SCIENCE
Chapter 1: Between Magic and Magnetism: Bruno’s Cosmology at Oxford 17
Chapter 2: Bruno’s Copernican Diagrams 40
Chapter 3: Bruno and the New Atomism 70
Chapter 4: The Multiple Languages of the New Science 91

PART 2: BRUNO IN BRITAIN
Chapter 5: Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno 115
Chapter 6: The Sense of an Ending in Bruno’s Heroici furori 127
Chapter 7: Bruno and Shakespeare: Hamlet 140
Chapter 8: Bruno’s Candelaio and Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist 161
Chapter 9: Bruno and the Stuart Court Masques 172
Chapter 10: Romanticism: Bruno and Samuel Taylor Coleridge 201
Chapter 11: Bruno and the Victorians 220

PART 3: BRUNO’S PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE
Chapter 12: Bruno’s Natural Philosophy 249
Chapter 13: Bruno’s Use of the Bible in His Italian Philosophical Dialogues 264
Chapter 14: Science and Magic: The Resolution of Contraries 280
Chapter 15: Bruno and Metaphor 297
EPILOGUE: Why Bruno’s "A Tranquil Universal Philosophy" Finished in a Fire 309

Bibliography of Cited Works by and on Giordano Bruno 325
Index 335

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