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Actions and Objects from Hobbes to Richardson

Kramnick, Jonathan

Editore: Stanford University Press
ISBN 10: 0804770514 / ISBN 13: 9780804770514
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Titolo: Actions and Objects from Hobbes to ...

Casa editrice: Stanford University Press

Legatura: Hardcover

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Riassunto: How do minds cause events in the world? How does wanting to write a letter cause a person's hands to move across the page, or believing something to be true cause a person to make a promise? In Actions and Objects, Jonathan Kramnick examines the literature and philosophy of action during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, when philosophers and novelists, poets and scientists were all concerned with the place of the mind in the world. These writers asked whether belief, desire, and emotion were part of nature?and thus subject to laws of cause and effect?or in a special place outside the natural order. Kramnick puts particular emphasis on those who tried to make actions compatible with external determination and to blur the boundary between mind and matter. He follows a long tradition of examining the close relation between literary and philosophical writing during the period, but fundamentally revises the terrain. Rather than emphasizing psychological depth and interiority or asking how literary works were understood as true or fictional, he situates literature alongside philosophy as jointly interested in discovering how minds work.

L'autore: Jonathan Kramnick is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University and author of Making the English Canon: Print Capitalism and the Cultural Past 1700?1770 (1999).

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