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The Art of Philosophy: Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Susanna Berger


Delving into the intersections between artistic images and philosophical knowledge in Europe from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, this book shows that the making and study of visual art functioned as important methods of philosophical thinking and instruction. From frontispieces of books to monumental prints created by philosophers in collaboration with renowned artists, the book examines visual representations of philosophy and overturns prevailing assumptions about the limited function of the visual in European intellectual history. Rather than merely illustrating alrea ... More

Keywords: visual art, visual images, plural images, logic, metaphysics, natural philosophy, moral philosophy, visual commentary, philosophical thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691172279
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691172279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanna Berger, author
Princeton University