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Vues de l'esprit : la question de la sensibilité dans les fictions merveilleuses de Tiphaigne de La Roche

Abstract : In the same way as many Enlightenments philosophers, Tiphaigne de La Roche knows that humans’ perceptions are too weak to gain access to the Truth. However, he is influenced by the Empirist movement and he does not see any other way to knowledge. So, to him, Imagination becomes a solution: dreams are not a mere literary topic in Tiphaigne’s fantasies, they become the place where Animal spirits (in accordance with medical theories in the 18th century), get free and explore unknown paths and places to elaborate new theories. In his marvelous fiction, Imagination is what authorizes a new knowledge to be born, a knowledge that can be compared, paradoxically, to the other forms of philosophical and scientific knowledge of the time—that inspired him his delirious theories.
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Guilhem Armand. Vues de l'esprit : la question de la sensibilité dans les fictions merveilleuses de Tiphaigne de La Roche. Fééries. Études sur le conte merveilleux XVIIe-XIXe siècle, ELLUG, 2018, L'Univers sensible des contes, 15. ⟨hal-03330754⟩

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