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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (1): 27–61.
Published: 01 March 1997
... poetry, Hegel, Goethe, Wordsworth, and Freud. The Translatability of Cultures: Figurations of the Space Between , coedited with Wolfgang Iser, appeared in 1996. Descartes’s Cogito, Kant’s Sublime, and Rembrandt’s Philosophers: Cultural Transmission as Occasion for Freedom Sanford Budick...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 581–586.
Published: 01 December 2014
...). He is completing one book on Descartes and his age, another on rethinking the Renaissance as part of long continental and oceanic intercultural exchanges, and an edited collection on Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. The Matter of Mind: Reason and Experience in the Age of Descartes . By Braider...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 341–342.
Published: 01 June 1941
... from Descartes to La Mettrie. By LEONORACOHEN ROSENFIELD.New York : Oxford University Press. 1941. Pp. 353 + xxvii. $3.50. This book, a comprehensive study of conflicting theories of animal soul from Descartes to La Mettrie, provides a focus through which the classical era...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 381–386.
Published: 01 December 1954
... of these philosophers. It has long been known that Descartes’ system gave rise to mechanist and materialistic philosophies, and that the thinking of the philosophes retained the imprint of his method and outlook.1 What Dr. Vartanian has done, and done brilliantly, is to bring out-the exact nature, terms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (4): 294–302.
Published: 01 December 1958
...Merle L. Perkins Copyright © 1958 by Duke University Press 1958 DESCARTES AND THE ABBk DE SAINT-PIERRE By MERLEL. PERKINS For SiCgler-Pascal, Drouet, Derocque, and other early biographers of the AbbC de Saint-Pierre, moralizing and utopian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (4): 611–619.
Published: 01 December 1942
..., including Racine, but failed to see literary irnplica- tions in Descartes’ TruitB des Passions de I’Ame, dismissing it some- what vaguely as “une etude plus physiologique encore que psycholo- gique.”2 Brunetiire, refuting the thesis of Krantz, wrote rather scornfully, “sans doute I’inginieux...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 March 2018
... “rootedness and stability in relation to the external world” of the Cartesian self (73) that might have been complicated by consideration of work by Dalia Judovitz and others on the instability and literary artifice of Descartes’s worldmaking, but the conclusion to this particularly strong section lends...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 March 2014
...: Harvard University, Department of Comparative Literature, 2010. 695 pp. Toward the end of two chapters on René Descartes in his arrestingly ambi- tious and wide-­ranging book, Christopher D. Johnson retrieves from the previous century a sonnet by Jean de Sponde: Tu disais, Archimède, ainsi...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 106–111.
Published: 01 March 2014
...: Harvard University, Department of Comparative Literature, 2010. 695 pp. Toward the end of two chapters on René Descartes in his arrestingly ambi- tious and wide-­ranging book, Christopher D. Johnson retrieves from the previous century a sonnet by Jean de Sponde: Tu disais, Archimède, ainsi...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 112–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
... 10.1215/00267929-2377757 Hyperboles: The Rhetoric of Excess in Baroque Literature and Thought. By Christopher D. Johnson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Department of Comparative Literature, 2010. 695 pp. Toward the end of two chapters on René Descartes in his arrestingly ambi- tious...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., Department of Comparative Literature, 2010. 695 pp. Toward the end of two chapters on René Descartes in his arrestingly ambi- tious and wide-­ranging book, Christopher D. Johnson retrieves from the previous century a sonnet by Jean de Sponde: Tu disais, Archimède, ainsi qu’on nous rapporte...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 341–362.
Published: 01 September 2009
... for classifying human beings, both recognize that language itself has a dual structure, and both address language’s materiality as well as its abstracting capabili- ties. The text opening this examination of animal language is René Descartes’s Discours de la méthode (1637), a work articulating a frame...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 390–406.
Published: 01 December 1985
...-65).Some critics say that Wordsworth was also musing on a similar dream by Descartes, an influence that would argue for a mathematical theme. Indeed, the Descartes dream, one of three Descartes recorded for the night of 10 Novem- ber 1619, contains a reference to “le Oui t.3 le Non de...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 467–470.
Published: 01 December 1973
...- stellation of great philosophers including Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Gas- sendi, Locke, Spinoza, and, to be sure, the revolutionary advances of science, in methodology and knowledge, which extended from Galileo to Newton. But if there has been approximate agreement as to what the “sources...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (3): 404–408.
Published: 01 September 1993
... interestingly, it explains certain analyses. So, for instance, Cascardi insists that in Descartes and Hobbes reason sets aside history. It is “clear,”he writes, that their “self-legitimizingproject Reiss I Response 407 . . . cannot fully comprehend the process...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (3): 409–413.
Published: 01 September 1993
...- cardi locates the intellectual history of these notions and their development in the minds and writings of a patchwork collection of saints and sinners: Cervantes, Hobbes, Descartes, Pascal, Milton, Kant, Hegel, Weber, Lukhcs, Blumenberg, Lyotard, Rorty, Rawls, and others. The chief butt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 208–221.
Published: 01 September 1954
... of the writing. Swift knew Descartes in a general way well enough to give him intelligent mention, but the sort of thing in the French mathematician engaging Swift is rather Descartes’ quasi-mechanistic conceptions than his more abstruse methodology. In the spider-bee episode there is a merely...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 527–531.
Published: 01 December 2021
...” (250). Harrison sketches a semantic drift whereby the notion of conscientia (conscience), associated with “evaluative connotations” of praise and blame (10), slowly and even fortuitously gathers a new set of nonevaluative ideas to itself, including experience, thought, and ego. Predictably, Descartes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (4): 465–485.
Published: 01 December 2023
...). Auerbach appears to have shared this downbeat sensibility in the early 1920s. For example, in the recently discovered manuscript of a previously unknown essay titled “Vico’s Debate with Descartes” (“Vicos Auseinandersetzung mit Descartes”), written in 1921 at the very end of his studies as a doctoral...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 380–381.
Published: 01 December 1954
... long been known that Descartes’ system gave rise to mechanist and materialistic philosophies, and that the thinking of the philosophes retained the imprint of his method and outlook.1 What Dr. Vartanian has done, and done brilliantly, is to bring out-the exact nature, terms, and extent...