Divided between Carelessness and Care: A Cultural History by Richard Hillyer

By Richard Hillyer

The concept that of "care" defines our humanity. overlaying themes as different as familial care, remedy, inventive care, medical care, and numerous different diversifications of the time period, this e-book examines the notice and inspiration of "care" from a cultural viewpoint, tracing its use all through literature and heritage.

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3 This version only fails to capture the essence of Bacon’s original Latin insofar as “solicitude” has mostly lost the force of “solicitudine,” which qualifies it as a true partner to its fellow anguishes, “curis . . et timoribus intestinis” (674). e. violently or continually moved, stirred up, tossed”), and sollicite (“with concern or solicitude”) typically convey a level of perturbation much less apparent in their descendants, especially in Modern English. Thus, when Bacon characterizes the lot of Prometheus’s followers as “sollicitudinis .

37 For Hulme, by contrast, the “social” dimension of language proves its Achilles’s heel: The great aim is accurate, precise and definite description. The first thing is to recognise how extraordinarily difficult this is. 39 Though the philosophy of language and the language of philosophy alike exceed the scope of this study, paying at least some attention to terms “common to you, me and everybody” helps further illuminate the semantic range of cearu and its descendants. ” Chapter 2 Foreign “ I n no way related to L.

1 By contrast, another extract from the same work falls about half way through the OED ’s series of citations (ca. 1400–1863) illustrating how care as linked with of can mean “serious or grave mental attention; the charging of the mind with anything; concern; heed, heedfulness, attention, regard; caution, pains” (3b): in total, this passage explains how every man, especially those that are over provident, are in an estate like to that of Prometheus. For as Prometheus, (which interpreted, is, The prudent man,) was bound to the hill Caucasus, a place of large prospect, where, an Eagle feeding on his liver, devoured in the day, as much as was repayred in the night: So that man, which looks too far before him, in the care of future time, hath his heart all the day long, gnawed on by feare of death, poverty, or other calamity; and has no repose, nor pause of his anxiety, but in sleep.

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