Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing

Melzer, Arthur M.

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Philosophical esotericism - the practice of communicating one's unorthodox thoughts "between the lines" - was a common practice until the end of the eighteenth century. The author serves as our deeply knowledgeable guide in this capacious and engaging history of philosophical esotericism. Num Pages: 464 pages. BIC Classification: HPC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 163 x 32. Weight in Grams: 768. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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