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By Seth Lobis

Beginning with an research of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and construction to a brand new interpreting of Milton’s Paradise Lost, writer Seth Lobis charts a profound switch within the cultural which means of sympathy through the 17th century. Having lengthy talked about magical affinities within the universe, sympathy used to be more and more understood to be a strength of connection among humans. via analyzing sympathy in literary and philosophical writing of the interval, Lobis illuminates a unprecedented shift in human understanding.

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