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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1988) 49 (4): 399–403.
Published: 01 December 1988
... good deal less recondite. WILLIAMH. GALPERIN Rutgers University ‘ The Unremarkable Worhiuorlh (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987). Intervals of Inspiration: The Skeptical Tradition and the Psycholoa of Romanti- cism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2018) 79 (1): 53–80.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Taylor Schey Abstract Literary history commonly holds that the Enlightenment inaugurated an epistemological crisis to which the British Romantic poets sought to respond. The skeptical separation of subject and object is considered a central problem for Romanticism, which is thought to rest on a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2005) 66 (4): 559–561.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Literature:Topographies of Skepticism . By Robert E. Abrams. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. x + 168 pp. Reviews Eine Literaturgeschichte Mitteleuropas. By Zoran Konstantinovic´ and Fridrun Rinner. Innsbruck: Studien, 2003. 510 pp. The first thing that occurs to the reader of a book of this...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2010) 71 (4): 407–427.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Christina Lupton This article explores two sets of convergences: one between skeptical and commonsense philosophies in the eighteenth century, and the other between poststructuralist and eighteenth-century philosophies. It argues that all of these forms of reasoning share an interest in the paper...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1992) 53 (3): 279–297.
Published: 01 September 1992
...Richard H. Popkin Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 ∗Originally presented as a lecture before the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Seattle, March 1992. NEW VIEWS ON THE ROLE OF SKEPTICISM IN THE ENLIGHTENMENT...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2015) 76 (4): 447–463.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Barbara Fuchs Abstract While Cervantes’s playfulness with perspectivism and his skepticism in Don Quijote have been abundantly noted, the skepticism of the Novelas ejemplares is equally striking. Examining the tension between exemplarity and skepticism—the one offering models for behavior that...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2019) 80 (1): 75–97.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 2019 Charles Churchill William Cowper conversational form skepticism and common sense literary history The works of Charles Churchill and William Cowper are usually seen as occupying different niches in the history of eighteenth-century English poetry. According to a still-prevalent view...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1954) 15 (1): 74–75.
Published: 01 March 1954
...Haldeen Braddy Mary Edith Thomas. New York: William-Frederick Press, 1950. Pp. 184. $3.00. © 1954 University of Washington 1954 REVIEWS Medieval Skepticism and Chaucer. By MARY EDITHTHOMAS. New York: William-Frederick Press, 1950. Pp. 184...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1946) 7 (3): 337–355.
Published: 01 September 1946
...Reino Virtanen Copyright © 1946 by Duke University Press 1946 SKEPTICISM AND DOGMATISM IN REMY DE GOURMONT By REINOVIRTANEN The conception of Remy de Gourmont as an absolute skeptic and “free spirit” is one which Gourmont...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 June 2008
... anonymizing effects of print culture and the philosophy of skepticism, and by the consequent development of the autonomous narrator, produced the discourse of the early modern literary public sphere. The emergence of this discourse derived particularly from transformations in the concepts of ethos and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2010) 71 (3): 229–269.
Published: 01 September 2010
... middle ground for poetry to occupy vis-à-vis the New Science, a poetry skeptical of its own inherited fictions based on the old cosmology, a poetry whose own formal patterns and unity intimate order against a more sweeping empirical doubt. University of Washington 2010 David Quint is Sterling...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
... fantasy of world-changing power and skeptically suggests that all aspirations to agency entail a leap of faith. Copyright © 2015 by University of Washington 2015 fatalism orientalism consumption magic liberalism Fatalist doctrines were a bête noire of Enlightenment thought, as is attested...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1989) 50 (1): 72–76.
Published: 01 March 1989
... adMiscellnneotcs Essays by Thoinns Carlyle (New York, 1873), p. 312. Doubt and Identity in Romantic Poetry. By ANDREWM. COOPEK.New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1988. 233 pp. $24.50. Studies of skepticism in Romantic literature are by no means unprece- dented. Andrew Cooper’s Doubt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1981) 42 (1): 99–104.
Published: 01 March 1981
... think about the skeptical factor in Romantic writing. There was a time, of course, when most critics did not think much about skepticism in Romantic writing at all: a Romantic was sup- posed to be an enthusiast, full of visionary gleams I have felt / A presence full of naive, emotional fervor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1952) 13 (1): 81–89.
Published: 01 March 1952
... studied philosophy as well as law, occupies a definite if minor place in the development of rationalism in sixteenth- century France. In the preface to his work2 Bru& claims that for the purpose of attacking skeptical ideas heId by some of his contempo- raries (whom he does not mention), he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1988) 49 (4): 395–399.
Published: 01 December 1988
... Skeptical Tradition and the Psycholoa of Romanti- cism. By DONALDH. REliMAN. Greenwood, Fla.: Penkevill Publishing, 1988. xxiii + 449 pp. $32.50. As his title promises, Donald H. Reiman develops two arguments in Intewals of Inspiration: The Skeptical Tradition and the Psycholoa of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1945) 6 (2): 237.
Published: 01 June 1945
... to be in poor taste or to mar his structure. But since “The Fight” is one of his most unified essays, skeptical readers may conclude that, more often than not, he merely “wrote what came into his head.” They must, however, thank God for making such a head, and Mr. Wilcox for revealing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1944) 5 (3): 361.
Published: 01 September 1944
... psychological influences, then prevalent in France, which determined such a current of spiritual life, in the midst of one of the most restless and skeptical generations of our time. But this might have led to developments far beyond the scope of a lim- ited, conscientious monograph. As it is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1945) 6 (4): 401–415.
Published: 01 December 1945
... them, because you would have them reasonable ani- mals and are angry for being disappointed.” In this passage Swift brings his anti-perfectionism into accord with his pyrrhonism or skepticism of reason (an accord similarly effected by Mandeville, as Professor F. B. Kaye in his magnificent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1989) 50 (2): 197–200.
Published: 01 June 1989
... has worn down to neoscholastic quarrels about referentiality. Nothing seems harder these days than just reading. McGann answers the difficulty by assuming Blake’s voice, making the affirmative case for poetry through his forthright attitude while answering the skeptics with skepticism...