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Counterfeiting Confidence: The Problem of Trust in the Age of Contract

Susanna L. Blumenthal

in Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190873455
eISBN:
9780190873486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873455.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Taking Herman Melville’s The Confidence-Man (1857) as a point of departure, this essay explores the perils of trusting too much or too little in the representations of strangers in a burgeoning ... More


Securing

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in The Rift in The Lute: Attuning Poetry and Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198797265
eISBN:
9780191838767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797265.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

A third essential feature of the Chaucer-type is ‘Securing’: that the act named by the verb is assuredly performed in the uttering. But Shakespeare often leaves the situation uncertain, creating room ... More


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