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Le Tout et l'infini dans le De rerum natura de Lucrèce

Abstract : This study aims to demonstrate Lucretius'major role in the introduction of infinity in Rome and within the history of philosophy. Although he bases his argument on the writings of his Greek teacher, Epicurus, the poet offers a new, original, modern and fertile answer to the dialectic of the Whole and infinity when reconciling these two notions by means of his poem in Latin language. Under his stylus, infinity becomes more real, more tangible and obvious, vaster and more intense, more exciting and magnificent. The poetry is not only a charm. It contributes to the good command of the Epicurean infinity and to the promotion of this notion. The approach I adopted for this demonstration, although literary at the root, is interdisciplinary : the study tries to offer a synthetic view of the infinity of Lucretius, a poet, a philosopher and a scientist.
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Alexandra Morenval. Le Tout et l'infini dans le De rerum natura de Lucrèce. Littératures. Université Grenoble Alpes, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015GREAL011⟩. ⟨tel-01404473⟩

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