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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 61–86.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Peter Howell The College of William & Mary 2004 Godwin, Contractarianism, and the Political Dead End of Empiricism Peter Howell St.Mary’s College, University of Surrey At one point near...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 133–147.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Matthew J. Rigilano Maioli Roger . Empiricism and the Early Theory of the Novel: Fielding to Austen ( Cham : Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 ). Pp. xxi + 202 . €93.59 Thompson Helen . Fictional Matter: Empiricism, Corpuscles, and the Novel ( Philadelphia : Univ. of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 106–111.
Published: 01 September 2012
... neoclassical aesthetic values, Valihora describes how the aesthetic emerged in response to particular developments within empiricism. She reconstitutes sympathetically the justifications that gave rise to the aesthetic project in the first place and reminds us what it was that this project ideally...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... iconoclastic framework of empiricism, it strikes me, and less so for others whose relation to the arts remains based in the older rhetorical models that empiricism sought to replace. One such method belongs to C. A. Du Fres- noy, whose Latin poem De arte graphica was translated by Dryden as The Art of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 76–79.
Published: 01 September 2015
... conceived as an experience mediated by a sign of sensation or reason, then it has become something else, a seme, a portent, an algebraic symbol, and not, as Emily Brady briefly suggests, a mystery. In the history of empiricism, this was a matter hotly debated, with followers of Locke and Hobbes on one...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 118–125.
Published: 01 January 2001
... accounted for in British empiricism’s assertion that all knowledge comes from the senses, so that the imagination was a faculty posited as the means of associating ideas, or as a method of organizing and, therefore, creating comprehen- sible knowledge. In other words...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 150–155.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Abrams, as a progressive narrative of internalization, Jager—as the introduction and chapter 1 boldly argue—says that seculariza- tion results from a far more interesting and uneasy division of bivalent discur- sive practices: empiricism vs. teleology, skeptical inquiry vs. a commitment to God’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Molesworth begins by recalling the standard story of the “rise of the novel” as a rejection of romance, with its ghosts, goblins, and gods from machines, in favor of more “realistic” accounts of the world: stories inflected by new notions of empiricism and probability. But, he asks, is it really likely...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 124–129.
Published: 01 January 2018
... associa- tion between the blank-sheet metaphor and empiricism, Silver concentrates on the material and theoretical problems of filling the sheet for empirical thinkers like Locke and Sterne. What is additionally fascinating about the coinciding publication of these books is that, despite their...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 104–109.
Published: 01 September 2011
... rhythms of the Ovidian elegy, Gentil-­Bernard reanimates his source text by infusing his Art of Love with a sensuous empiricism that renders the experience of pleasure as a philo- sophical position in itself. We are traveling here far beyond hedonism and well 108 Eighteenth-Century Life into...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 110–117.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Age of Empiricism (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2009). Pp. xvii + 316. 62 b/w +12 color ills. $50 Hardman, John. Overture to Revolution: The 1787 Assembly of Notables and the Crisis of France’s Old Regime (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2010). Pp. ix + 338. $115 Hoock, Holger. Empires of the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 58–77.
Published: 01 September 2002
... right balance of private and public happiness is indebted to Montaigne rather more than to Muratori. Seriman also looks to Mauper- tuis21 for Henry’s endorsement of empiricism, as the castaways observe, measure, and document the natural environment of littoral Terra...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 78–97.
Published: 01 September 2002
... have noted the special attention eighteenth-century voyage narratives gave to the “minute particulars” of Pacific life, an attention that indicates “a failure of plenary or global modes of representation.” In the words of Jonathan Lamb, the commitment to empiricism and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 46–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... dispositional empiricism and restraint, but also his ability to con- sider the problems of geographical history on a global scale. Recent studies of eighteenth-century natural history have been partic- ularly attentive to its role in Britain’s global expansion, examining the inter- linking of colonial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
... empiricism are linked, he needn t look any earlier than the 1670s to find the philosophical basis of the novel. Watt also saw formal realism, especially that of Defoe, as going hand in hand with a belief in individualism: characters are viewed as able to define and master their own fate, rather than having...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 115–126.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Brophy, James M. Popular Culture and the Public Sphere in the Rhineland, 1800  – 1850 (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2007). Pp. xvi + 365. 12 ills. $99. ISBN 978-0-521-84769-8 Budge, Gavin, ed. Romantic Empiricism: Poetics and the Philosophy of Common Sense, 1780  – 1830 (Lewisburg...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 47–74.
Published: 01 April 2014
... printed critique of Lockean empiricism, and alongside Mary Astell, the early feminist, whose correspondence with Norris was published under the title Letters 50  Eighteenth-Century Life Concerning the Love of God, between the author of the Proposal to the Ladies and Mr. John Norris (1695). But...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2007
... himself, through Crusoe, by claiming that his kind of truth sur- passes the narrow parameters of empiricism, that he off ers not just material but also ideal truth: “I Robinson Crusoe . . . do affi rm, that the Story, though Allegorical, is also Historical; and that it is the beautiful Representation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 January 2011
... with the polite classes, who would be most likely to spread their ideas and sup- port their endeavors financially.28 Letters accommodated empiricism and sensibility equally; nonetheless, carrying with them baggage of gender and class, epistolary form responded to the challenges of voyages in air...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 91–107.
Published: 01 April 2005
... historian J. C. L. Simonde de Sismondi, and, while recognizing that Roscoe’s text had the virtue of being “eminently readable,” is sharply critical of its lack of “imaginative breadth,” “detached empiricism,” and “fi rst-hand scholarship.” Bullen also laments the degree to which Roscoe reveals his...