Polymathic Investigation: Essays on a Variety of Topics

 
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It has been said that a generalist is one whose knowledge is a mile wide and only an inch deep, while the specialist can penetrate more deeply over a narrower terrain. The goal of the true polymath is to forge the best truce possible between variety and depth of insight. In this book the reader will encounter engaging essays and thought provoking investigations into the realms of art, science, religion, literature, the malevolence of Machiavelli, and the genius of tragic chess great Bobby Fischer which successfully negotiate the scholarly tension between these two extremes.

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Dr. Glenn Statile is a member of the philosophy department at St. John s University. His research interests are reflected in the essays presented in this book. He is the author of René Descartes: Architect of the Modern World and René Descartes Regulae: The Power and Poverty of Method, both of which are published by Seaburn Press. He is also the co-editor of The Tests of Time: Readings in the Development of Physical Theory and The Journey of Metaphysics. For many years he has lectured on issues dealing with faith and fiction and has appeared as a guest on two different television series to discuss the history of Christian art. Dr. Statile and his wife Agnes make their home in the neighborhood of Astoria in Queens, New York.

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