Friday, February 6, 2004–Saturday, February 7, 2004
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street
—a conference organized by Jean-Robert Armogathe, École pratique des hautes études, Paris; Giulia Belgioioso, Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi su Descartes e il Seicento, Lecce; Massimo Ciavolella, University of California, Los Angeles; and Peter H. Reill, University of California, Los Angeles
Università degli Studi di Bari, and École pratique des hautes études, Paris
Only a multidisciplinary approach allows us to embrace the complexity of an age in which the first periodicals compete with erudite correspondence, and in which new techniques multiply the diffusion of ideologies. Propaganda and information cohabit in a Europe in which the categories of the possible and the probable tend to blur the contours of the “clarity and distinction” attributed to the seventeenth century.