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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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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 (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 (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (4): 399–403.
Published: 01 December 1988
... 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 (2021) 82 (1): 27–53.
Published: 01 March 2021
...James Kuzner Abstract This essay dwells on George Herbert’s “The Flower” and on how its speaker can love and praise God. Writing of praise and doubt, Stanley Cavell remarks that the problem of skepticism is partly a problem of finding an object that one can praise, a search that certainly occurs...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 261–286.
Published: 01 September 2019
... aesthetic strategies aimed at achieving homogeneity across diverse populations without normative prescriptions. Pope drew on the skeptical notion of the “ruling passion” to model his understanding of taste as a social process. Construed solely as a model of personality, his theory is frequently dismissed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
... 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 (2008) 69 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 June 2008
... by the 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 229–269.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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 (1981) 42 (1): 99–104.
Published: 01 March 1981
... 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 (“Sudden, thy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 (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 (1988) 49 (4): 395–399.
Published: 01 December 1988
... 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 (1945) 6 (4): 401–415.
Published: 01 December 1945
... 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 edition of the Fable of the Bees has made...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (2): 197–200.
Published: 01 June 1989
... 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, rather...