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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 354–355.
Published: 01 June 1942
...J. H. Groth S. Kierkegaard and David D. Swenson, Walter Lowrie Princeton University Press, 1941. Pp. xxi + 579. $6.00. Copyright © 1942 by Duke University Press 1942 354 Reviews Concluding Unscientific Postscript. By S. KIERKEGAARD.Trans- lated from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 193–194.
Published: 01 June 1940
... possible, hardly seem to offer sutfficient justification for introducing a significant unscientific element into what remains essentially an allegory of psychological theory. The fact is that Spenser’s conception of memory need not be considered in any sense unscientific or at variance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 510–512.
Published: 01 December 1947
... of such sources with conjectural statements like “anscheinend gab es einmal . . .” and “Man kann es wenigstens vermuten” (p. 41 ) is highly unscientific and can only serve to con- fuse an already difficult problem. The author begins by ruling out “kurze Ausdriicke” or “Spriiche” (such as “I’d like...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 278–279.
Published: 01 September 1960
... understanding of the Celts was, in short, “unscientific.” Renan certainly has his shortcomings as a logician. Yet Galand exposes him- self on exactly the same grounds and for similar reasons. Many of his assump- tions are unclear. He never defines race satisfactorily; indeed, he seems to feel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 279–280.
Published: 01 September 1960
... himself had, or desired, in reaction aganist the crass materialism of the nineteenth century. But Renan’s understanding of the Celts was, in short, “unscientific.” Renan certainly has his shortcomings as a logician. Yet Galand exposes him- self on exactly the same grounds and for similar...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 March 1944
..., superstition, and the various pseudo-sciences, and seeks to emphasize the unscientific elements in the thinking of even the foremost scientists of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. This bias prevents his work from being an adequate account of the history of science-which, indeed, its author...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 669–672.
Published: 01 December 1941
.... Baltimore : Linguistic Society of America Supplement to Lan- guage. Linguistic Dissertation No. 33. Pp. 143. SCANDINAVIAN Kierkegaard, Splren. Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Prince- ton University Press, 1941. For American-Scandinavian Foun- dation. Pp. vii...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 339–343.
Published: 01 December 1955
..., damit doch ja niemand so leicht wage sich diesem Heiligtum zu nahern.” Measured by the yardstick of figures, qualitative terminology ap- pears as subjective and unscientific. Where freedom turns into license, authority into dictatorship, faith into superstition, is, by that yard...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (3): 259–263.
Published: 01 September 1952
... intellects sought to undermine the public confidence in all unscientific or pseudo-scientific phenomena. In the clash of top-notch brains that ensued, one of Harvard’s chief scientists, William James, surprisingly came to the defense of the spiritualists. Unlike most of the occult societies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 425–433.
Published: 01 December 1964
... as an “entertainment .” 2 Seren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Princeton, 1941), p. 182. 425 426 BRIGHTON ROCK rejecting the solicitation of a bourgeois world whose embrace invites oblivion. The Boy’s notion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 337–355.
Published: 01 September 1946
... was added that of geology and ethnology. Mind became more and more an epiphenomenon, reflecting but not influ- encing material conditions. His notion of intellectual constancy suggested by Quinton was combined with the equally unscientific determinism of soil and race45to form an amalgam which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (2): 217–227.
Published: 01 June 1947
...Derek Van Abbé Copyright © 1945 by Duke University Press 1947 SOME NOTES ON CULTURAL RELATIONS BETWEEN FRANCE AND GERMANY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY By DEREKVAN ABBB During World War I1 much unscientific thinking about the Ger...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (2): 207–218.
Published: 01 June 1944
... weakness is to be found, it is, of course, in the etymological part. Even here we can but pay tribute to Mistral. If he can be accused, now and then, of suggesting an etymology that is impossible or unscientific, let it be gratefully conceded that his desire is to offer the etymologist all...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 345–361.
Published: 01 September 1998
... to contem- plate moral good and evil. Despite his intentions, Milton’s curriculum suffers from the same deficiencies as those he criticizes. It is too pro- grammatic, arbitrary, and idiosyncratic, and its principles of organiza- tion are too unscientific. For instance, Milton never clarifies how...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to reach general conclusions require the most statistical support to convince. Terry Eagleton ( 1996 : 79) writes: “[Northrop] Frye’s belief was that criticism was in a sorry unscientific mess and needed to be smartly tidied up. It was a matter of subjective value judgments and idle gossip, and badly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 3–19.
Published: 01 March 1969
... incorrect and unscientific? . . .A seventy-kilogiam man, if he devel- oped wings, would have to develop colossal flying muscles to work them. And big flying muscles would mean a correspondingly large sternum, like a bird’s. A ten-stone angel, if he wanted to fly as well...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 99–114.
Published: 01 June 1962
... undoubtedly prevented empathy ; yet the tech- nique rested on hypnotically suggestive foundations.. . . The social aims of the ancient effects were entirely different from ours.. . . The new effects have nothing bizarre about them ; it is an unscientific vision which immediately stamps the alien...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (3): 239–258.
Published: 01 September 2001
... relativity in literature is just as dogmatic as the individualistic dilettan- tism of unscientific critics.8 Despite the flaws in Taine’s critical objec- tives, however, Lanson feels that Taine provides an important step in ascertaining an author’s individuality. Even though...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 481–497.
Published: 01 December 1940
... Evelyn was not primarily because of flagging enthusiasm for a passing fancy. By 1699 Evelyn’s contribution to the Royal Society was to appear both incomplete and unscientific. The rble of the Society in Evelyn’s own literary output, how- ever, was positive. Terra and Powzona were...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 27–51.
Published: 01 March 2007
... in the ongoing process of this negotiation between its repre­ senter and its object of investigation. History is “the most unscientific” of scholarly disciplines because of this accident of delimiting; its “criti­ cal research has a very definite method, but not the presentation” HF( , 24  Oettinger...