Next book in the Warburg Colloquia series to be published this November

Mon 30 September 2019

The next Warburg Institute imprint book to be published as part of our Colloquia series titled The Marriage of Philology and Scepticism: Uncertainty and Conjecture in Early Modern Scholarship and Thought will be available this November. 

Edited by Gian Mario Cao, Anthony Grafton and Jill Kraye, this volume, contains the revised and expanded versions of eight papers originally presented at a workshop held at the Warburg Institute in June 2012, and address the question of uncertainty in early modern scholarship and thought. The eight papers confront an array of problems, texts, scholars and intellectual contexts, from introductory assessments of the nature of Greek scepticism, particularly in its relation to ancient grammar and medieval thought, to in-depth analyses of the semantic family of uncertainty, as well as of the notion of divination; from case studies of the textual transmission, and relevant editorial problems, of Seneca and Lucretius, to explorations of larger debates in the area of biblical philology, with special attention paid to key figures such as Patrick Young, Richard Bentley and Anthony Collins.

The books in our Colloquia series represent the published proceedings of Warburg Institute conferences. Each volume consists mainly or entirely of papers presented at a Warburg conference, then developed and reworked by their authors in communication with the editor(s).

Price £41.60 (not including postage and packaging)

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