ERIC Number: EJ486275
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Liberty of Ideas: Renaissance Copia and the Nature of Free Thought.
Writing on the Edge, v5 n1 p25-39 Fall 1993
Discusses the Renaissance idea of "copia," a rhetorical and literary term indicating enthralling richness in terms of detail, variation, and figures of speech, which might now be termed "copias thinking." Offers examples from Erasmus, Rabelais, Montaigne, and Shakespeare. Discusses the uses for copias thinking. (SR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Available from "Writing on the Edge," Campus Writing Center, Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616.