December 2001 LSAT Section 2 Question 13
Melody on September 15, 2015In lines 22-27 the author compares Milton to Newton. In the immediate lines before this she explains that "even the most learned students of the Renaissance" limit their study to humanistic and literary writings, while leaving works of theology and science, law and medicine to "specialists" in those fields who "lack philological training," (lines 14-22). In her comparison of Milton and Newton, she explains that the "intellectual historian" has ample guidance when reading Latin poetry of Milton, i.e. there is a lot of recognized merit to Milton's work, so one could use this to aid their studies of his Latin poetry, while there is little or no guidance in confronting the more "alien and difficult terminology, syntax, and content of the scientist Newton," (lines 22-27). We see the author's feelings of this issue in lines 55 to 58, "the result of each side's inability to cross boundaries has been that each presents a distorted reading of the intellectual culture of Renaissance England," i.e. Newton's works of this period are relevant and useful to the study of this period.
Sangwook on September 17, 2015Thanks a lot!!!^^