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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
... relationship between novelistic subjectivity and empiricism from that given by Watt in The Rise of the Novel . Far from providing an effective epistemological procedure for the fictional detective, empiricism—considered as a picture of subjectivity and temporality—instead describes a set of narrative hitches...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 372–375.
Published: 01 August 2016
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Joseph Drury Helen Thompson , Fictional Matter: Empiricism, Corpuscles, and the Novel ( Philadelphia : U of Pennsylvania P , 2017 ), pp. 368 , cloth, $59.95 . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 But if the book dispenses with some of the norms of historicist...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 May 2018
... “dwells in the complexity,” there can be no greater commendation (97). Or when he evokes the “complicatedness inherent to all intimacies” (180), we know we are in the middle of a very important sentence. At the same time, entanglement is another way to intervene in that ancient feud between empiricism...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 May 1999
.... However, as Easthope covers this well-known terrain, he increas- ingly focuses on rhetorical, rather than philosophical, appeals to empiricism. Such an ap- proach allows him to compile a veritable catalogue of the distinctive traits of English em- piricism, all of which are grounded...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 300–304.
Published: 01 August 2021
... to which Burney's contemporaries recognized her fiction's engagement with philosophical empiricism and experiential aesthetics. Camilla , Hershinow shows, dramatizes a conflict between competing schools of thought: on one hand, the belief that duration and familiarity are requisite to truly knowing...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 122–124.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of the novel. In two key and related theses Barney finds in educational writings both evidence for a bridge between Locke's empiricism and the innovative narra- tive forms of the novel and for an alternative genealogy of the British novel of education. While conventional histories of the British novel...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... In The Intuitionist, Empiricism serves as a figure for the reduction of objects, whether elevators or raced groups, to their surfaces on the part of a privileged subjectivity. Lila Mae thinks, “White people’s reality is built on what things appear to be—that’s the business of Empiricism. They judge them on how...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 425–443.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of multiple characters. In Don Quixote the title character's famously idealist outlook is regularly juxtaposed to the empirical sensibility often embodied by Sancho Panza. Amongst the effects of this oscillation between idealism and empiricism, I suggest, is a constant reconfiguration of the scale...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 379–380.
Published: 01 August 2010
... between her theoretical defense of the affective fallacy and the philosophical tradition of radical empiricism that underwrites that defense. In addition, she has current developments in neuroscience and the philosophy of mind on her side. The writings of Antonio Damasio and Daniel Dennett...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 11–13.
Published: 01 May 2011
... minded criticism need not merely gen- erate the just-so story of something like Ian Watt’s Rise of the Novel, in which all roads—from epistemological empiricism to the triumph of the ­bourgeoisie—lead inexorably toward the consolidation of realism. Indeed, to the extent that Georg Lukács’s key...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 176–183.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the figure of the monster, she shows us that the monster’s only hope is that the child lacks a history. Shelley also suggests that the sources of prejudice run even deeper than Lockean empiricism predicts. When the monster demands a mate, he complains to his creator that “the human senses...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... as an alternative to post-Enlightenment empiricism: “Costello repudiates reason not in a vacuum but in favor of both art and a rhetoric of ‘belief,’ modes of expression better gauged to the texture of embodiment and its irreducible contradictions” ( 184 ). The language of belief provides a way of talking or writing...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... had not yet secured its ontological hold on the real. If ideas alone didn’t do the trick—even the powerful contributions of reason, empiricism, and the calculus—what finally did? The answer lies in the nature of the new technology as well as in the proliferation I have described. The premise...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 193–213.
Published: 01 November 2005
... that Follow them. In Arabella's case, however, there is no such contrast, as Arabella's madness does not involve delusional spells. See my engagement, below, with Wendy Motooka's account of Arabella's empiricism. 4 Raymond Williams famously describes "cuiture" as "one of the two or three...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2001
...)-the impact of Shaftesbury on The Critique of Judgment is not as thoroughly worked out here as it could be. I suspect that the real value of insisting on what Pease calls the "tradition of Shaftesbury and Kant" is to suggest a generative link between British Empiricism and German Idealism...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 November 2019
... for rains and farmland: “Only his rickshaw mattered . . . it was a fertile field that dutifully followed him everywhere, a living piece of land, a precious possession” (16). Yet Xiangzi's empiricism and his faith in physical immediacy prove inadequate to the complexities of the Chinese metropolis. After...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 August 2020
... is the grasping of a field and its entire meaningful situation: “The perceptual ‘something’ is always in the middle of something else, it always forms part of a ‘field’” (4). Empiricism conceals the phenomena: that actual “layer of living experience through which other people and things are first given to us” (66...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 134–137.
Published: 01 May 2009
... not create false consciousness as much as respond with a pragmatic conservative fiction, the kind developed in the Waverley Novels, to the problem of national community in a post-Humean world wherein reality itself constitutes a kind of communitarian fiction. “Humean empiricism generates a ‘novelistic...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of subjectivity and disavow it, sustaining an unstable illusion of the immaterial heart of selfhood. The relationship between subjects and objects was more permeable and unstable, she argues, than mainstream narratives of Enlightenment ration­ ality and empiricism allow: “In an age of Enlightenment, things...