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Age of Reasons Quixotism, Sentimentalism, and Political Economy in Eighteenth Century Britain von Motooka, Wendy (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 13.05.2013
  • Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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Age of Reasons

Wendy Motooka contends that 'the Age of Reason' was actually an Age of Reasons. Joining imaginative literature, moral philosophy, and the emerging discourse of the new science, she seeks to historicise the meaning of eighteenth-century 'reason' and its supposed opposites, quixotism and sentimentalism. Reading novels by the Fieldings, Lennox and Sterne alongside the works of Adam Smith, Motooka argues that the legacy of sentimentalism is the social sciences. This book raises our understanding of eighteenth-century British culture and its relation to the 'rational' culture of economics that is growing ever more prevasive today.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 13.05.2013
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781134689293
    Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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