Areopagitica


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Areopagitica

pamphlet supporting freedom of the press. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 46]
See: Freedom
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That is Areopagitica, a passionate appeal for a free press.
'Areopagitica,' an, eloquent and noble argument against the licensing system and in favor of freedom of publication within the widest possible limits.
Don't we all agree with the great Milton in the Areopagitica: "Let [Truth] and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter"?
(21.) See generally John Milton, AREOPAGITICA: A SPEECH OF MR.
(48) The tenor of Lewis's discussion is certainly Miltonian, recalling especially Milton's Areopagitica (1644), his tract against the 1643 Parliamentary order reinstating the previous regime's policy of forbidding unlicensed publications.
As a scholar and a Christian, she was almost certain to have read Milton's Areopagitica, in which he observes that "it was from out the rind of one apple tafted that the knowledge of good and evill, as two twins cleaving together, leapt forth into the world." (6)
Perhaps what he does is best described in a passage from Areopagitica, where John Milton writes of scholars who strive to "unite those dissevered pieces which are yet wanting to the body of Truth.
friends of Truth" in Milton's Areopagitica, searching for the
(41) Hartlib's partnership with Culpeper attacked the medical monopoly that stifled the free circulation of medical knowledge among the commonalty--a resistance to print monopolies that also drives Milton's 1644 Areopagitica. (42)
Among their topics are the fragrance of the fall, Milton on the move: walking and self-knowledge in Paradise Lost, dark looks and red smiles: Homeric gesture and the problem of Milton's angels, and the scanning of error: Areopagitica and three-dimensional printed guns.
Podemos, contudo, preferir uma datacao que se situe no seculo XVIII, na Inglaterra dos publicistas como Daniel Defoe ou Jonathan Swift, mescla de pioneiros da literatura de ficcao e, ao mesmo tempo, do jornalismo de ideias, que mereceram a ampla defesa de um John Milton, em "Areopagitica", de 1643 (1999), quando o rei ingles pretendeu, atraves de uma lei a ser votada pelo Parlamento, impor-lhes restricoes e dificuldades de circulacao e acessibilidade.
Keyword: Milton, Puritanism, Christianity, Literature, Areopagitica, Paradise Lost.