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The Fate of PlaceA Philosophical History$
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Edward S. Casey

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520276031

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520276031.001.0001

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The Ascent of Infinite Space

The Ascent of Infinite Space

Medieval and Renaissance Speculations

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(p.103) 5 The Ascent of Infinite Space
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The Fate of Place
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Edward S. Casey

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520276031.003.0006

This chapter examines medieval and Renaissance theories of place and space. It argues that the critical turning point in the debate between space and place occurred during the sixteenth century. A powerful sense of something genuinely new emerged in the uninhibited speculations of Cusa and Bruno, as well as in the more cautious ruminations of Patrizi and the imaginative ideas of Campanella, who held that space is capable of feeling and sensing.

Keywords:   place, space, Cusa, Bruno, Patrizi, Campanella

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