If, as Foucault alleged, the so-called "classical episteme" incarcerated the bodies, early modernity presided to another type of imprisonment he does not mentioned: the enslavement of the physical eyeball to the eye of the mind. In order for seeing to regain its compatibility with knowing, the latter eye will have henceforth to prevail over the former. Grounded in Kepler and Descartes' pioneer writings related to 17th-century eyesight issues, this article depicts the genealogy of this too-often ignored enslavement and shows its manifestation on the contemporary baroque stage.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Linguistics and Language
- Language and Linguistics
- Literature and Literary Theory