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The Pocket Lavater; or, The Science of Physiognomy

Johann Caspar Lavater - Giambattista della Porta
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The Pocket Lavater; or, The Science of Physiognomy' presents an intriguing exploration into the art and science of character reading through facial features. This anthology unites the seminal works of Johann Caspar Lavater and Giambattista della Porta, pioneers in the field of physiognomy, thereby offering readers an eclectic mix of philosophical discussions, empirical observations, and illustrative anecdotes. The collection shines due to its diversity in literary styles from scholarly dissertations to engaging narrative examples and its significant place within the broader literary and scientific contexts of its time. The anthology serves not just as a historical document but stands out for its exploration of human nature, identity, and the ancient quest for understanding personality through the physical form. The contributors, Lavater and della Porta, are figures of immense historical and cultural import. Lavater, a Swiss pastor, and metaphysician, alongside della Porta, an Italian polymath, diverge in their approaches yet converge in their quest for knowledge, reflecting the rich tapestry of Renaissance and Enlightenment thought. Their works collectively underscore the period's fervent interest in combining scientific inquiry with philosophical speculation, capturing a fascinating moment in the development of European intellectual history. This anthology is recommended for those who seek to indulge in the complexities of human physiognomy through the lens of historical scholarship. It offers readers a unique opportunity to engage with the works of two foundational figures in the study of physiognomy, bridging the gap between science and the humanities. The Pocket Lavater is not only a window into the evolving perceptions of human character in historical context but also serves as a platform for the continued dialogue about the intersections between physical appearance and personal identity, encouraging a deeper educational and contemplative experience.

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Generi Psicologia e Filosofia » Psicologia

Editore Digicat

Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM

Pubblicato 04/09/2022

Lingua Inglese

EAN-13 8596547248217

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