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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 September 1940
... may be ventured. In general, the inductive method, which is maintained in the book, carries conviction with it. MYRAR. JESSEN Bryn Mawr College The Genius of the German Lyric. An Historic Survey of its Foriqzal and Metaphysical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (3): 481–518.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Sanford Budick © 2000 University of Washington 2000 03-Budick 10/3/00 9:44 AM Page 481 Kant’s Miltonic Test of Talent: The Presence of “When I Consider” in the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Sanford Budick...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (4): 506–508.
Published: 01 December 1970
... teaching and private thought. His definition of metaphysical poetry is unpretentious, flexible, and comprehensive. For him the chief char- acteristics of the mode are privacy (often in tension with the public world); tension between use and transcendence of time and place; wit (of both fancy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 September 1948
... Elizabethan and Metaphysical Imagery : Renaissance Poetic and Twentieth-Century Critics. By Rosemond Tuve. Chicago : Univer- sity of Chicago Press, 1947. Pp. xiv + 442. $6.00. Students of poetry and of Elizabethan literature should and doubt- less will welcome heartily this new book in one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (4): 503–504.
Published: 01 December 1948
.... HOYTTROWBRIDGE University of Oregon The Metaphysical Society: Victorian Minds in Crisis, 1869-1880. By ALANWILLARD BROWN. New York : Columbia University Press, 1947. Pp. xiv + 372. $4.50. The scorn so frequently accorded the Victorian era is fast subsiding as we learn more about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 465–492.
Published: 01 December 2013
...James Kuzner With emphasis on John Donne, George Herbert, and Henry Vaughan, this essay explores metaphysical poetry’s strange meditations on the theme of freedom. This poetry displays—vividly, idiosyncratically, and with important differences—what Alain Badiou suggests and what Hannah Arendt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 367–389.
Published: 01 September 2008
... that despite seemingly divergent styles, they share major formal and thematic characteristics. Responding in tandem to the metaphysical crisis of modernity, both aim systematically to replace metaphysical purpose and sublime religious experience with physical sensation and secular ecstasy, to corporealize...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... operations, controlled and repeatable experiments, and measurement-based, post-Baconian science. Milton’s Eve sins as the world’s first experimentalist and in effect breaks the World-Soul’s cosmic heart: even as Spenser’s Agape had previously re-created it allegorically, Neoplatonically, and metaphysically...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 177–200.
Published: 01 June 2021
... in cultivating complex acts of self-consciousness for which Hegel provides our best critical lens. With this focus, some important roles played by metaphysical conceits also become clear. The conceit forces acts of intense reflection. In the poetry, quintessentially in Donne’s “The Extasie,” there emerges...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 233–259.
Published: 01 September 2019
... rhetorical exercises on English educational practices and the production of English baroque poetry. In the end, the article demonstrates the conceptual unity of the baroque by showing the consistency between critiques of baroco, critiques of English metaphysical poetry, and critiques of baroque art during...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 349–375.
Published: 01 September 2020
... a metaphysical statement, this temporal model of tragicomedy offers a Beckettian ethics insistent on both the resigned compassion of tragedy and comedy’s power to critique. In outlining Godot ’s tragicomic philosophy, the essay charts Beckett’s deployment of the various figures who inspire his play but also...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (4): 463–466.
Published: 01 December 1972
... of Anarchy, Swellfoot the Tyrant, The Revolt of Islam, or A Phil- osophical View of Reform, or of the autobiographical content of poetry or prose. Earl Wasserman’s approach is primarily metaphysical. Even so ob- viously a sociorevolutionary poem as Hellas is treated metaphysically, and so, too...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 March 1973
..., Hardy, and Virginia Woolf? The answer lies in Bedient’s assumption that an overwhelming “ide- alism” makes his choices the “three supreme creative consciences, the three major architects of the self in English fiction” (p. 30). The metaphysical bias implicit in his veneration of “idealism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 53–80.
Published: 01 March 2018
... (especially metaphysical skeptics) desires knowledge of what lies beyond the world of the senses. Earl Wasserman’s canonical account of Shelley’s skeptical idealism is instructive here. While Wasserman ( 1971 : 7, 9) notes that “as a student of Hume’s skepticism [Shelley] had to confess the absence of any...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (3): 463–465.
Published: 01 September 1969
... asserts. Be that as it may, the subject of this book is Giraudoux’s ideas. To present them, Cohen limits himself to the plays and only to those among them that fit into the categories that he has devised for them, namely, sexual, metaphysical, political. These categories are admittedly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 89–90.
Published: 01 March 1962
... of a pre-existent social attitude (e.g., p. 54) ; but that Common Sensism provided a “metaphysics” for such an attitude (e.g., pp. 84 and 101) is, to me, a misuse of the term-and I say this from quite the contrary of a positivistic disdain for metaphysics. The fact that Scottish Common Sense...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 581–586.
Published: 01 December 2014
... subjectivities threatened the normative rational ego of Cartesian metaphysics” (10). This gives Braider an interesting analysis of Médée and, less, Le Cid’s Chimène and a useful way to see why so many of Corneille’s plays have a woman...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (2): 183–214.
Published: 01 June 1993
... that it is a vanishing point, a horizon, but they know too that at certain moments one must insist upon the effective reality of this mirage to avoid falling prey to other illusions, I will be calling this kind of thinking metaphysics, but because it takes full account ofthe Kantian critique of metaphysics...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 295–311.
Published: 01 December 1954
... or axioms of the uniformity of nature and the uniformity of experience lost more and more their objective metaphysical character and became pragmatic postulates. He might have added that the disintegration of the ideas of substance and causality led to the impasse of a positivistic phenomenalism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 381–386.
Published: 01 December 1954
... of dualist metaphysics and apologetics ; how its central idea-that matter and its inherent modes of behavior have brought about all things according to necessary mechani- cal law-led inevitably to the discarding of Providence and intelligent final causes, and to a consequent naturalism...