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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 362–363.
Published: 01 December 1955
... but disappeared. And if we listen historically to the voices around us, we can detect in them unmistakable echoes of an earlier day” (p. 323). DAVIDC. FOWLER University of Washington Life of David Hume. By ERNESTCAMPBELL MOSSNER. Austin...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (4): 499–500.
Published: 01 December 1944
...Leo Leonard Camp Leo Leonard Cam# 499 The Forgotten Hume, Le Bon David. By ERNESTCAMPBELL Moss- NER. New York : Columbia University Press, 1943. Pp. xv + 251. $3.00. Professor Mossner says of this work, “This is a study in per- sonality...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 139–172.
Published: 01 June 2017
...; others subscribe to the principle of art for art’s sake. We need to know whether we are debating a text or disputing the evaluative criteria applicable to it. We need to ask how certain we are of what the author meant to accomplish. Henry Fielding and David Hume remind us that a range of judgments...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 407–427.
Published: 01 December 2010
... on which they are printed. Although they use the case in point of paper quite differently, James Beattie, David Hume, Paul de Man, and Jacques Derrida all end up in terrain on which paper shows the connection of high theory to the common sense of material cultural studies. They all demonstrate, in other...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 53–80.
Published: 01 March 2018
... was positively invested in a poetic praxis of skeptical ignorance derived from David Hume and that this praxis allowed him to vacate the question of the way things really are. Eschewing the masculinist quest to penetrate the secrets of the natural world, this skeptical praxis offers a quiet solution to the mind...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 360–362.
Published: 01 December 1955
... unmistakable echoes of an earlier day” (p. 323). DAVIDC. FOWLER University of Washington Life of David Hume. By ERNESTCAMPBELL MOSSNER. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1954. Pp. xx 4- 683. $7.50. Mr. Mossner’s object in this book...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 17–26.
Published: 01 March 1950
... to phan- tasms within that enlarged mentality. Jeffrey adhered to a dualistic realism very different from the epistemological views characteristic of most of his contemporaries. Finally, it must always be remembered that Jeffrey accepted David Hume’s theory of morals, which, he said...
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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 (1992) 53 (3): 279–297.
Published: 01 September 1992
...* By RICHARDH. POPKIN In 1963, at the First International Congress on the Enlightenment held in Geneva, I brashly presented a paper titled “Scepticism in the Enlightenment” in which I argued that David Hume was the lone philosophical skeptic left in the second half of the eighteenth century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (1): 25–41.
Published: 01 March 1941
...Roger B. Oake Copyright © 1941 by Duke University Press 1941 MONTESQUIEU AND HUME By ROGERB. OAKE INTRODUCTORY When in October, 1763, David Hume arrived in Paris as aide to Lord Hertford, newly appointed British...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 75–97.
Published: 01 March 2019
...” of doubt and such self-evidence. The matter has traditionally been debated in terms of competing views on Hume’s naturalism and skepticism. Norman Kemp-Smith’s ([1941] 2005 ) classic study argued that Hume’s skepticism is subordinate to his naturalism, which accepts common sense; David Fate Norton ( 1982...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 189–196.
Published: 01 June 1950
... The Scots Magazine published relatively fewer extracts from books than did the London magazines. In January, 1742, however, appeared “A character of Sir Robert Walpole. Taken from the Essays moral and political, vol. 2. lately published at Edinburgh.” This was David Hume’s characterization...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 362–363.
Published: 01 September 1946
... cen- tury. Even if David Hume, who is sui generis, should be excluded from consideration, there would still remain a larger margin of dis- agreement, especially in psychology, than Miss Bryson’s survey would lead us to expect. This defect, however, was almost inevitable in a summary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (4): 399–403.
Published: 01 December 1988
... tolerance amidst opposing doctrines. Although he grants that, because of their “prejudices and misunder- standings,” none of the romantics “was an avowed follower of Hume,” Reiman contends that David Hume was nevertheless the important source of skepticism in romantic thought. William Godwin...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 415–441.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Enlightenment writers such as Francis Hutcheson and David Hume. As early as 1725 Hutcheson had written that “often all the Circumstances of Actions, or Places, or dresses of Persons, or Voice, or Song, which have occur’d at any time together, when we were strongly affected by any Passion, will be so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 261–286.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of a confession, Pope manifests the passion, which for some “sin to me unknown / Dipt me in Ink” (ll. 125–26). From this vantage point his poetry is nothing but a sequence of inky spots. By contrast, David Hume ( 1932 , 1:7), Pope’s major successor in the theory of the ruling passion, was willing to confess...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (3): 316–317.
Published: 01 September 1952
... for the Augustan Reprint Society by the George Wahr Publishing Company, 1952. Pp. ix + 191. $3.75. Brunius, Teddy. David Hume on Criticism. Stockholm : Almqvist & Wiksell, Figura : Studies Edited by the Institute of Art History, University of Uppsala, No. 2, 1952. Pp. 137. kr. 24 Camden...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 1998
... temptation than to appear a missionary, a prophet, an ambassador from heaven? Who would not encounter many dangers and dfi- culties, in order to attain so sublime a character?-David Hume, “Of Miracles” his essay explores the following Humean paradox and relates it to Teighteenth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (2): 175–176.
Published: 01 June 1956
... English books. The most-translated authors, to judge by the space accorded them here, are Richard Baxter, Benjamin Franklin, David Hume, John Locke, Thomas Paine, William Penn, Joseph Priestley, and Isaac Watts, each with two pages. The entries for Francis Bacon, John Bunyan, Gilbert Burnet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (2): 176–177.
Published: 01 June 1956
... translations, plus sources and contemporary reviews, of some 1,400 English books. The most-translated authors, to judge by the space accorded them here, are Richard Baxter, Benjamin Franklin, David Hume, John Locke, Thomas Paine, William Penn, Joseph Priestley, and Isaac Watts, each with two...