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Lisovich I. I. Poetry and Science: Pleasure, Imagination and Wit in Early Modern England

The article was written within the framework of the project “Information and Research Database Shakespeare’s Contemporaries: An Electronic Scientific Publication with the support of the Russian Foundation for the Humanities (grant No. 11-04-12064в).

(Kazan State University of Arts;
Russian State University for the Humanities)

Abstract ♦ The article aims to analyze the discursive boundaries between poetry and science in England of the 16th and 17th centuries, when scientific and philosophic knowledge chose poetry as a form of self-fashioning, while poetry used scientific inventions and discoveries to build concepts as complex metaphors.

Keywords: pleasure, imagination, wit, inductive method, P. Sidney, W. Gilbert, F. Bacon, M. Cavendish, T. Sprat.

Lisovich Inna Ivanovna, Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor, Head, Department of Philosophy, Culturology and Sociology, Kazan State University of Arts; Doctoral Candidate of the Department of Theory and History of Culture, Russian State University for the Humanities. Tel.: +7 (843) 277-53-30. E-mail:


Citation: Lisovich, I. I. (2012) Poeziia i nauka: naslazhdenie, voobrazhenie i ostroumie v Anglii rannego Novogo vremeni [Poetry and science: Pleasure, imagination and wit in Early Modern England]. Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie, no. 3, pp. 227–233. (In Russ.).



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