Against better judgment : irrational action and literary invention in the long eighteenth century / Thomas Salem Manganaro.

Author
Manganaro, Thomas Salem, 1987- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2022.
  • ©2022
Description
237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Summary note
"This book traces how, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the problem of irrational action was eliminated from philosophical discourse yet flourished in literature, resulting in new literary innovations"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Akrasia and explanation in enlightenment philosophy -- Some encounters with akrasia in eighteenth-century prose fiction: Defoe, Haywoood, Sterne -- Akrasia and free indirect discourse in Romantic-era novels -- Godwin and Austen -- Akrasia, life writing, and interpretation: Johnson and Rousseau -- Akrasia and the poety of antinomies: Wordsworth and Keats -- Epilogue: the story of akrasia
ISBN
  • 9780813947297 (hardcover)
  • 0813947294 (hardcover)
  • 9780813947303 (paperback)
  • 0813947308 (paperback)
LCCN
2021043726
OCLC
1275432042
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