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In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: the life and afterlife of the seventeenth century's most inquiring mind
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Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682) was an English writer, physician, and philosopher whose work has inspired everyone form Ralph Waldo Emerson to Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf to Stephen Jay Gould. In an intellectual adventure akin to Sarah Bakewell's book on Montaigne, HOW TO LIVE, Hugh Aldersey-Williams sets off not just to tell the story of Browne's life but also to champion his skeptical nature and inquiring mind for our own age. Mixing botany, etymology, medicine, and literary history, Aldersey-Williams journeys in his hero's footsteps to introduce us to witches, zealots, natural wonders, and fabulous creatures of Browne's time and ours. He reveals how Browne's preoccupations - how to disabuse the credulous of their foolish beliefs, what to make of order in natures, how to unite science and religion - are relevant today. And he shows how Sir Thomas Browne himself remains, as Stephen Greenblatt has written, 'unnervingly one of our most adventurous contemporaries. '

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Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682) was an English writer, physician, and philosopher whose work has inspired everyone form Ralph Waldo Emerson to Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf to Stephen Jay Gould. In an intellectual adventure akin to Sarah Bakewell's book on Montaigne, HOW TO LIVE, Hugh Aldersey-Williams sets off not just to tell the story of Browne's life but also to champion his skeptical nature and inquiring mind for our own age. Mixing botany, etymology, medicine, and literary history, Aldersey-Williams journeys in his hero's footsteps to introduce us to witches, zealots, natural wonders, and fabulous creatures of Browne's time and ours. He reveals how Browne's preoccupations - how to disabuse the credulous of their foolish beliefs, what to make of order in natures, how to unite science and religion - are relevant today. And he shows how Sir Thomas Browne himself remains, as Stephen Greenblatt has written, 'unnervingly one of our most adventurous contemporaries. '
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Aldersey-Williams, H., & Vance, S. (2015). In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: the life and afterlife of the seventeenth century's most inquiring mind. Unabridged. [United States], HighBridge.

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Aldersey-Williams, Hugh and Simon, Vance. 2015. In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind. [United States], HighBridge.

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Aldersey-Williams, Hugh and Simon, Vance, In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind. [United States], HighBridge, 2015.

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Aldersey-Williams, Hugh, and Simon Vance. In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind. Unabridged. [United States], HighBridge, 2015.

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