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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 169–189.
Published: 01 June 1994
... literature and of a book in progress, The Culture of Criticism: The Social Roles of Criticism in England, 1662–1835 . Genius versus Capital: Eighteenth-Century Theories of Genius and Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations Zeynep Tenger and Paul Trolander heories of genius have been treated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 293–317.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of several theorists, including Elaine Scarry, Martha C. Nussbaum, and John Guillory, and through two more earthquakes, each seeming to delegitimize theodicy and replace it with secular understanding, but inconclusively: the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, which Adam Smith used (in displaced form) in his Theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
...-century antecedents in Joseph Addison and Adam Smith. Like two of his early protagonists, Guy Mannering the astrologer and Jonathan Oldbuck the antiquary, “the Author of Waverley ” is himself a compromised Stoic, yet Scott's narratives demonstrate repeatedly how, while it may fail on its own terms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
...; conversely, literary studies rarely consider empiricist political theory in contexts later than Victorian realism. Wells’s works challenge these conventions by reflecting on the writings of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Wells questions the social contract hypothesis that individual interests...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 33–64.
Published: 01 March 2020
...: the literary antiauthoritarianism in his drama (the irony granting audiences the freedom of interpretation) perfectly matched the political antiauthoritarianism (liberalism) advocated by the likes of Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill. Thus it is possible to speak of bardolatry as an allegorical intertext...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 238–241.
Published: 01 June 1995
... advice initially draws on Quintilian’s eunuch as the symbol of false, feminized rhetoric. Brody then moves from early Enlightenment argii- ments for plain style in science made by the Royal Society to Adam Smith, George Campbell, and Hugh Blair, examines the advice of-JosephPriestley, Lindley...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (4): 423–453.
Published: 01 December 1991
... philosophers Francis Hutcheson, David Hume, and Adam Smith As part of his attempt to work out a theory of the moral sense, Hutcheson opposed “honour” and “shame“ as an “immediate good” and an “immediateevil” that in every individual produce “natural” sentiments 9 Sourm of the SeF The Making...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 361–362.
Published: 01 September 1946
... reason-possibly the inhibiting influence of Calvinism- Scots thinkers played no conspicuous part in philosophical inquiry before the “Enlightenment” occurred in the eighteenth century. Francis Hutcheson, the first in the field, was followed by David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Adam...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... reworking of Adam Smith, we live in a world where the manifestations of value saturate the mass media and every- day life in constructs like “shareholder society,” “consumer culture,” and “the marketplace of ideas.” Drawing on the renewed pervasiveness of the word value, this special issue...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 105–107.
Published: 01 March 2018
... This Is Enlightenment (2010), coedited with William B. Warner. The aim of System is to tell a history of Enlightenment thought focusing less on ideas or thinkers than on the media created to enable thought. Well-known figures like Galileo, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, John Locke, Adam Smith, and Thomas Malthus make...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 June 2019
... contributed to a sense of acceleration—what Adam Smith called “the hurry of life” (quoted on 17)—already before the Revolution. Reinhart Koselleck meets William St. Clair, as it were. Second, Sachs emphasizes the coexistence of different, indeed conflicting, orders of time: the counterpart to acceleration...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 1946
... in the field, was followed by David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson, Dugald Stew- art, Lord Kames, and Lord Monboddo. As stated by the author, the main purpose of Man and Society is to summarize and evaluate the social theories propounded by this eighteenth-century group. Since...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (3): 313–314.
Published: 01 September 1953
... of the physiocrats on the importance of agriculture, Adam Smith in Wealth of Nations held with the poets that small farms further the general welfare more than large ones. As the secondary title indicates, this survey is intended as a background for Wordsworth. It does indeed contribute to a fuller...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2014
... . Duncan Ian . 2004 . “ The Pathos of Abstraction: Adam Smith, Ossian, and Samuel Johnson .” In Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism , edited by Davis Leith Duncan Ian Sorensen Janet , 38 – 56 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . ———. 2007 . Scott’s Shadow: The Novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (2): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 1978
... of the merchant? (5:10-12) Not only are these labors different: for Blake, the reimagining of polit- ical economics necessitated, as it did for other innovators such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Karl Marx, a new evaluation of the significance of labor. In classical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 190–192.
Published: 01 June 1962
...). Franz Grillparzer : King Ottocar: His Rise and Fall. Yarmouth Port, Mass.: The Register Press, 1962. Pp. 160. $3.00. Erametsa, Erik. Adam Smith als mittler englisch-deutscher Spracheinflusse : (The Wealth of Nations). Helsinki : Suomalainen Tiedeakatemian Toimituk- sia, Annales...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 223–225.
Published: 01 June 1994
... between English romanticism's most renowned poet and the commercial society he by turns fashioned and disabled. Christensen's "commercial soci- ety" is a supremely efficient, profoundly antidemocratic regime that came into its own with Byron and under whose spell we remain: its theorists are Adam...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 393–406.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., for instance, deliberately invoked Adam Smith’s Theory of the Moral Senti- ments in her “Introductory Discourse” to her Plays on the Passions. Most notably, Anna Letitia Barbauld, the first person to attempt to construct a “great tradition” or canon of the British novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 397–399.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-first, addressing writers as diverse as Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham, John Locke, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Charles Dickens, W. Somerset Maugham, George Orwell, and T. S. Eliot. The Watchman in Pieces is that rare thing, a well-written academic book. There are only a few traces of jargon: one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 September 1998
...). One section rehearses novelists’ insistence on a gen- uinely social order as against the economic entity proposed by Adam Smith; another characterizes the social perspectives of Dickens, Trollope, and Eliot; another follows Mill’s vision of society as the ground of individualism...