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Novels as Conjectural Histories

Frank Palmeri

in "State of Nature, Stages of Society": Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175166
eISBN:
9780231541282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The final chapter considers fictional narrative as a form of conjectural social thought in novels by Scott, Eliot, and Wells that examine the transition from pre-modern to modern social forms; these ... More


Mi manca la voce: How Balzac Talks Music—or How Music Takes Place—in Massimilia Doni

John T. Hamilton

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

As his letters attest, Balzac was deeply concerned about incorporating musical composition, performance and reception into his broad novelistic project. The task, as he explicitly describes it, is ... More


The Midpoint of Life

in On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226886015
eISBN:
9780226886039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses conceptions of “midpoint of life” through the lives and works of Dante, Petrarch, Friedrich Hölderlin, Goethe, Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland, Vittorio Alfieri, Friedrich Shiller, ... More


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