Empiricism And The Early Theory Of The Novel

Author: Roger Maioli
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319398598
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This book is about the empiricist challenge to literature, and its influence on eighteenth-century theories of fiction. British empiricism from Bacon to Hume challenged the notion that imaginative literature can be a reliable source of knowledge. This book argues that theorists of the novel, from Henry Fielding to Jane Austen, recognized the force of the empiricist challenge but refused to capitulate. It traces how, in their reflections on the novel, these writers attempted to formulate a theoretical link between the world of experience and the products of the imagination, and thus update the old defenses of poetry for empirical times. Taken together, the empiricist challenge and the responses it elicited signaled a transition in the longstanding debate about literature and knowledge, as an inaugural round in the persisting conflict between the empirical sciences and the literary humanities.
Empiricism and the Early Theory of the Novel
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Roger Maioli
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-18 - Publisher: Springer

This book is about the empiricist challenge to literature, and its influence on eighteenth-century theories of fiction. British empiricism from Bacon to Hume challenged the notion that imaginative literature can be a reliable source of knowledge. This book argues that theorists of the novel, from Henry Fielding to Jane Austen,
Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
Language: en
Pages: 181
Authors: Wilfrid Sellars, Professor of Comparative Literature Richard Rorty, Richard Rorty, Robert Brandom
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-03-25 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

The most important work by one of America's greatest twentieth-century philosophers, Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind is both the epitome of Wilfrid Sellars' entire philosophical system and a key document in the history of philosophy. First published in essay form in 1956, it helped bring about a sea change
Born Yesterday
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Stephanie Insley Hershinow
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-02 - Publisher: JHU Press

Drawing on bold close readings, Born Yesterday alters the landscape of literary historical eighteenth-century studies and challenges some of novel theory's most well-worn assumptions.
The Letters in the Story
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Eve Tavor Bannet
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

First study of a long tradition of mixed-mode writing, largely favored by British women novelists, that combined fully-transcribed letters with third-person narrative.
Affect Theory and Literary Critical Practice
Language: en
Pages: 263
Authors: Stephen Ahern
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-31 - Publisher: Springer

Affect Theory and Literary Critical Practice develops new approaches to reading literature that are informed by the insights of scholars working in affect studies across many disciplines, with essays that consider works of fiction, drama, poetry and memoir ranging from the medieval to the postmodern. While building readings of representative