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Light, Truth, and Caricature (without Consolation): Regarding James Gillray

A Peep into the Cave of Jacobinism — “Magna est Veritas Praevalebit” was the first work by the great eighteenth-century London caricaturist James Gillray to catch my attention. As chance would have it, I encountered it in precisely the same … Continue reading

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Hans Blumenberg on Light & Truth, with Some Thoughts on Eighteenth-century Frontispieces

There’s no good reason why it took me so long to get around to reading Hans Blumenberg’s Paradigms for a Metaphorology — a 1960 contribution to the Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte that has been available in translation since 2010.1 I’d read … Continue reading

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