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by Jean Stoner,Anthony Grafton,Girolamo Cardano
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  • Author:
    Jean Stoner,Anthony Grafton,Girolamo Cardano
  • ISBN:
    1590170164
  • ISBN13:
    978-1590170168
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    NYRB Classics; Main edition (October 31, 2002)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
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    Historical
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Anthony Grafton teaches the history of Renaissance Europe at Princeton University. His books include Joseph Scaliger, Cardano’s Cosmos, and Bring Out Your Dead. Jean Stoner taught at the Dalton School in New York City.

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has been added to your Cart. Stoner is the story of a quiet life. A story of a quiet man who was not really seen, would not be remembered. The participants are William Stoner, the protagonist of the book, and his friends Gordon Finch and David Masters. While the focus of the novel is on Stoner, this scene belongs to David Masters. With the bravado and certainty of youth, Masters says that the University exists "for the dispossessed of the world; not for the students, not for the selfless pursuit of knowledge, not for any of the reasons that you hear.

Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576) was a doctor, natural philosopher, mathematician, and astrologer. He taught at Pavia and Bologna, helped create modern algebra, traveled to Paris and Edinburgh as a visiting physician of note, was condemned by the Inquisition, and wrote several books.

Additional Book Information. Anthony Grafton, Cardano's Cosmos. Series: NYRB Classics ISBN: 9781590170168 Pages: 320 Publication Date: October 31, 2002. Cardano's narrative of his own life was his most sustained literary and intellectual achievement. It amounted to a summation of his lifelong effort to understand and explicate his own experiences, and a systematic demonstration of the unique powers of analysis and prediction that he had dedicated his life to developing. Contrary to popular belief, memoirs weren't invented in the mid-1990s.

Girolamo Cardano, Jean Stoner (Translator). Anthony Grafton (Introduction).

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A bright star of the Italian Renaissance, Girolamo Cardano was an ht-after astrologer, physician, and natural philosopher, a creator of modern algebra, and the inventor of the universal joint.

I always have a comfort book going too, something I’ve read many times, and for me. .But I give lots of books as gifts

I always have a comfort book going too, something I’ve read many times, and for me at the moment that comfort book is Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep. I love having an alternate life to retreat into and to lose myself in. I love being away from the world so long - so far out from shore. But I give lots of books as gifts. If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be? I wouldn’t dream of requiring the president to read a book; he’s far too busy, and besides, I think we probably wouldn’t enjoy the same books. Did you identify with any literary characters growing up? Who were your heroes?

By Girolamo Cardano Introduction by Anthony Grafton Translated by Jean Stoner.

By Girolamo Cardano Introduction by Anthony Grafton Translated by Jean Stoner. Category: Historical Figure Biographies & Memoirs. Whether discussing his sex life or his diet, the plots of academic rivals or meetings with supernatural beings, or his deep sorrow when his beloved son was executed for murder, Cardano displays the same unbounded curiosity that made him a scientific pioneer.

A bright star of the Italian Renaissance, Girolamo Cardano was an internationally-sought-after astrologer, physician, and natural philosopher, a creator of modern algebra, and the inventor of the universal joint. Condemned by the Inquisition to house arrest in his old age, Cardano wrote The Book of My Life, an unvarnished and often outrageous account of his character and conduct. Whether discussing his sex life or his diet, the plots of academic rivals or meetings with supernatural beings, or his deep sorrow when his beloved son was executed for murder, Cardano displays the same unbounded curiosity that made him a scientific pioneer. At once picaresque adventure and campus comedy, curriculum vitae, and last will, The Book of My Life is an extraordinary Renaissance self-portrait—a book to set beside Montaigne's Essays and Benvenuto Cellini's Autobiography.

Aver
This is very interesting chronicle of Cardano's life. What I especially appreciated are the lists of foods and practices, for example. In some ways it is also a diary of what Cardono ate and why he committed himself to certain rituals. This book transports you back into Medieval/Renaissance Europe in ways more profound then simply an exploration of a philosopher's ideas.
Ausstan
Excelent book about an interesting character
Jark
Totally enjoyable