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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 73168–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.68
Published: 01 June 2018
... river landscapes that frame Jewish characters conjure the extrasensory, they have a material correlative in the paintings of J.M.W. Turner. In my reading, these vivid scenes comprise a response to the vexed status of the nation that issues from philosophical empiricism. The nation is too large a body to...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2010; 653374–394 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2010.65.3.374
Published: 01 December 2010
... observational assumptions, the way in which this was a response to William James's Essays in Radical Empiricism (1912), and, finally, why Howells ultimately went back on his attempt to create a Kodak school in fiction. ©© 2010 by The Regents of the University of California William Dean Howells...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 732187–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.2.187
Published: 01 September 2018
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 731144–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.144
Published: 01 June 2018
... Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University. Her piece Shaftesbury s Neo- classical Landscape was published in Notes and Queries in 2017. She is now at work on a book manuscript titled The Art of Cognition: The Role of Aesthetics in British Empiricism Noa Reich is completing her Ph.D. in...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 73130–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.30
Published: 01 June 2018
... theory or on paper, many of its key features freedom of contract, representative government, urban life, scientific empiricism serve rather to point up the fragility and fictionality of the atomic unit on which its image of itself relies (Corporate Romanticism, p. 8). Stout includes the aristocratic...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 724487–514 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.72.4.487
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Sensations of Tone, Perceptions of Sound, and Empiricism in Helm- holtz and the Foundations of Nineteenth-Century Science, pp. 259 87. 496 nineteenth-century literature regarding sensations as mere symbols of the type of objects likely to be causing them (p. 66). The split between sensation and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 722248–252 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.2.248
Published: 01 September 2017
... the administration of justice. What begins as an attempt to perceive wholes where empiricism only saw atoms ends up reproducing a logic that does not merely leave the question of justice unanswered but actively dissolves the grounds on which we might ask it in the first place (p. 49). Stout...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 72164–106 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.1.64
Published: 01 June 2017
... circumscribed problem of realist episte- mology. My goal is thus not to offer a definitive account of British realism or of the novel s rise that supplants extant critical literature on this vast and multifarious subject. The emergence of realism in the English novel has been linked to philosophical empiricism...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 714516–545 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.71.4.516
Published: 01 March 2017
... and, in a 1 March 1860 letter to his friend Julius Frauensta¨dt, wrote that natural selection was in no way related to my theory that it was shallow empiricism and nothing more than a variation of Lamarck s theory (Schopenhuaer, quoted in David E. Cartwright, Schopenhauer: A Biography [Cambridge...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 713369–403 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.3.369
Published: 01 December 2016
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2014; 693394–397 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.69.3.394
Published: 01 December 2014
... arguments of John Dewey, but the point of doing so is to claim that Dewey is merely codifying an outlook already discernible in the authors chosen for his study, each of whom move from earlier accounts of experience (classical empiricism; transcendental idealism) to pragmatism s idea of experience as...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2014; 692175–207 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.69.2.175
Published: 01 September 2014
... certitudes of scientific methodologies and empiricism, but rather embraces the uncertainties of conjectural and intuitive knowledge. Although gossip can be defined in many ways, it can most simply be called talk about others. At its most fundamental level, gossip is an interpretive act that creates meaning...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2014; 691125–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.69.1.125
Published: 01 June 2014
..., because these authors come at their subject from so many different directions: ontology, poetics, the primitive, empiricism, metaphor, perception, and the postmodern. But this variety is only proof of the wide range of approaches that even a nineteenth-century author can take to his material. Thoreau is...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2013; 683396–422 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2013.68.3.396
Published: 01 December 2013
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2013; 683323–362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2013.68.3.323
Published: 01 December 2013
... Giroux, 2001), p. 20. douglass unbound 329 philosophical pragmatism is to be discerned in Douglass s work, it might better be sought in all the ways in which Claims hesi- tates before emergent scientistic absolutes and retains a concern for theological questions. William James s empiricism was, by...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2013; 681119–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2013.68.1.119
Published: 01 June 2013
... for overemphasizing empiricism, and a more sustained critique of the preoccupation in reception studies with the dyadic freedom- constraint account of how readers interpret texts and with the resis- tant reading of minority identities, whenmost reading is anything but. Following are five chapters...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2013; 681122–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2013.68.1.122
Published: 01 June 2013
... blandishments of empiricism. Others, includingme, have more recently cited the risks of discarding literary methods in an effort to achieve a more authentic historicism. One of these risks is that we lose hard-won textual abilities to identify and treat that which eludes this authenticity. Whatever its flaws...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 672177–203 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.67.2.177
Published: 01 September 2012
... embodied by God- win, Malthus represented a tough-minded empiricism and so drew criticism from humanitarians and social reformers all over Europe, including Godwin, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Carlyle, and Friedrich Engels.22 Shelley s The Last Man takes its place as a critique of Malthus s...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 67158–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.67.1.58
Published: 01 June 2012
.... which ties Dickinson to what he calls the late-Romantic dialectic between empiricism and faith. The publication of the facsimile edition of Dickinson s her- barium also marks an important contribution to this line of study and has been a cata- lyst for scholars to regard Dickinson in the light of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 664466–493 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.66.4.466
Published: 01 March 2012
... Career of Philosophy, p. Drawing the line between empiricism and mathematics has been, from the start, a touchy and charged business. P O E S A N A L Y T I C A L M E T H O D 475 double process of resolution and composition in scientific method: . . . the process of discovery in demonstration through...