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The Resource Mind, body, motion, matter : eighteenth-century British and French literary perspectives, edited by Mary Helen McMurran and Alison Conway

Mind, body, motion, matter : eighteenth-century British and French literary perspectives, edited by Mary Helen McMurran and Alison Conway

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Mind, body, motion, matter : eighteenth-century British and French literary perspectives
Title
Mind, body, motion, matter
Title remainder
eighteenth-century British and French literary perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mary Helen McMurran and Alison Conway
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mind, Body, Motion, Matter investigates the relationship between the eighteenth century's two predominant approaches to the natural world--mechanistic materialism and vitalism--in the works of leading British and French writers such as Daniel Defoe, William Hogarth, Laurence Sterne, the third Earl of Shaftesbury and Denis Diderot. Focusing on embodied experience and the materialization of thought in poetry, novels, art, and religion, the literary scholars in this collection offer new and intriguing readings of these canonical authors. Informed by contemporary currents such as new materialism, cognitive studies, media theory, and post-secularism, their essays demonstrate the volatility of the core ideas opened up by materialism and the possibilities of an aesthetic vitalism of form."--
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digitized
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Provided by publisher
Dewey number
820.9/384
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1962-
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  • Conway, Alison Margaret,
  • McMurran, Mary Helen
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  • English literature
  • French literature
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Materialism in literature
  • Vitalism in literature
  • Aesthetics in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Mind, body, motion, matter : eighteenth-century British and French literary perspectives, edited by Mary Helen McMurran and Alison Conway
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Hogarth's practical aesthetics / Ruth Mack -- Presence of mind : an ecology of perception in eighteenth-century England / Jonathan Kramnick -- Reading Locke after Shaftesbury : feeling our way towards a postsecular genealogy of religious tolerance / David Alvarez -- Rethinking superstition : Pagan ritual in Lafitau's Moeurs des sauvages / Mary Helen McMurran -- Defoe on spiritual communication, action at a distance, and the mind in motion / Sara Landreth -- The persistence of Clarissa / Sarah Ellenzweig -- The early-modern embodied mind and the entomological imaginary / Kate E. Tunstall -- Diderot's Brain / Joanna Stalnaker -- Conclusion: Can aesthestics overcome instrumental reason? The need for judgement in Mandeville's Fable of the bees / Vivasvan Soni
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ocn945375952
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1 online resource (293 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781487511418
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not applicable
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)945375952
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Mind, body, motion, matter : eighteenth-century British and French literary perspectives, edited by Mary Helen McMurran and Alison Conway
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Hogarth's practical aesthetics / Ruth Mack -- Presence of mind : an ecology of perception in eighteenth-century England / Jonathan Kramnick -- Reading Locke after Shaftesbury : feeling our way towards a postsecular genealogy of religious tolerance / David Alvarez -- Rethinking superstition : Pagan ritual in Lafitau's Moeurs des sauvages / Mary Helen McMurran -- Defoe on spiritual communication, action at a distance, and the mind in motion / Sara Landreth -- The persistence of Clarissa / Sarah Ellenzweig -- The early-modern embodied mind and the entomological imaginary / Kate E. Tunstall -- Diderot's Brain / Joanna Stalnaker -- Conclusion: Can aesthestics overcome instrumental reason? The need for judgement in Mandeville's Fable of the bees / Vivasvan Soni
Control code
ocn945375952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (293 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781487511418
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945375952
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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