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The Resource The age of reasons : quixotism, sentimentalism, and political economy in eighteenth-century Britain, Wendy Motooka

The age of reasons : quixotism, sentimentalism, and political economy in eighteenth-century Britain, Wendy Motooka

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The age of reasons : quixotism, sentimentalism, and political economy in eighteenth-century Britain
Title
The age of reasons
Title remainder
quixotism, sentimentalism, and political economy in eighteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Motooka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Age of Reasons reads Don Quixote as a parodic example of eighteenth-century "reason." Reason was supposed to be universally compelling, yet it was also thought to be empirically derived. Quixotic figures satirize these assumptions by appearing to be utterly insane, while reproducing the conditions of universal rationality: they staunchly believe that reason is universal, that it can be confirmed by experience, and that they themselves are rational
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DLC
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1964-
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Motooka, Wendy
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in social and political thought
Series volume
12
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  • English fiction
  • Economics
  • Satire, British
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Sentimentalism in literature
  • Rationalism in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Smith, Adam
Label
The age of reasons : quixotism, sentimentalism, and political economy in eighteenth-century Britain, Wendy Motooka
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seeing the general view: Henry Fielding and quixotic authorship
  • 5.
  • De gustibus non est disputandum: Tristram Shandy and "the production of a rational Being"
  • 6.
  • Laying down the general rule: Adam Smith, impartial spectators and the philosopher's trade
  • Epilogue: "The grandsons of Adam Smith."
  • Introduction: the quixotic problem
  • 1.
  • Turning authority into jest: tyrants, pedants, quixotes and enthusiasts in the early eighteenth century
  • 2.
  • Common sense, moral sense and nonsense: sentimentalism and the empirical study of invisible things
  • 3.
  • Coming to a bad end: sentimentalism, The Female Quixote and the power of interest
  • 4.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 282 p
Isbn
9780415862592
Lccn
97045073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The age of reasons : quixotism, sentimentalism, and political economy in eighteenth-century Britain, Wendy Motooka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seeing the general view: Henry Fielding and quixotic authorship
  • 5.
  • De gustibus non est disputandum: Tristram Shandy and "the production of a rational Being"
  • 6.
  • Laying down the general rule: Adam Smith, impartial spectators and the philosopher's trade
  • Epilogue: "The grandsons of Adam Smith."
  • Introduction: the quixotic problem
  • 1.
  • Turning authority into jest: tyrants, pedants, quixotes and enthusiasts in the early eighteenth century
  • 2.
  • Common sense, moral sense and nonsense: sentimentalism and the empirical study of invisible things
  • 3.
  • Coming to a bad end: sentimentalism, The Female Quixote and the power of interest
  • 4.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 282 p
Isbn
9780415862592
Lccn
97045073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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