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Coleridge and Scepticism

Ben Brice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199290253
eISBN:
9780191710483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290253.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Coleridge tended to view objects in the natural world as if they were capable of articulating truths about his own poetic psyche. He also regarded such objects as if they were capable of illustrating ... More


Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

John Mullan

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

With the rise of the novel in the mid-18th century came the rise of sentimentalism. While the fondness for sentiment embarrassed later literary critics, it originally legitimized a morally suspect ... More


Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson

Fred Parker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253180
eISBN:
9780191719189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253180.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

‘The more we enquire, the less we can resolve’, wrote Johnson. Scepticism — a reasoned emphasis on the severe limitations of rationality — would seem to undermine the grounds of belief and action. ... More


Between Flesh and Spirit: Coleridge's Prose Writings 1815 to 1825

Ben Brice

in Coleridge and Scepticism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199290253
eISBN:
9780191710483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290253.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses some aspects of Coleridge's published prose works written between 1815 and 1825, including The Statesman's Manual (1816), Biographia Literaria (1817), The Friend (1818), and ... More


‘Almost Inseparable’: Taste and History in Hume

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In his Essays and The History of England, David Hume portrays individuals’ immediate taste as ‘almost inseparable’from the large historical forces that shape a culture’s progress. In stressing this ... More


Coleridge and Mackintosh: Revisionary Poet and Simpering ‘Dungfly’

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574018
eISBN:
9780191723100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The munificence of the Wedgwood brothers. Coleridge's barbed relationship with James Mackintosh, who had written a spirited defence of the French revolutionaries, but later recanted in an attack ... More


Hume and the Unfolding of Tautologies

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The mid-century is a period when the opportunities for the interruption and unfolding of tautologies begin to multiply, and this unfolding attends the collapse of the public and private spheres into ... More


Sympathy and the Production of Society

John Mullan

in Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

David Hume's reputation as the sardonic analyst of common beliefs, and of religious commitment in particular, has survived his own time to symbolize the iconoclasm of a retrospectively construed ... More


The Availability of Virtue

John Mullan

in Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In 1779, there appeared through three consecutive issues of the Edinburgh periodical The Mirror a sentimental tale which became known, and much anthologized, as the ‘Story of La Roche’. It was ... More


Introduction

John Mullan

in Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on three very different writers whose works all chronicle peculiarly intimate relationships between the texts they produced and the social lives for which they also became known: ... More


The Noblest Saviage of them All: Johnson, Omai, and Other Primitives

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter describes the unlikely pairing of Johnson and Omai, the Tahitian brought to England by Cook's party. Omai set out on his long journey to Europe whilst Johnson and Boswell were actually ... More


Boswell and the Scotticism

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter deals with Scotticism, which is a markedly idiomatic use of the language by Scots, either in writing or in speech. Boswell was not alone in his worries over Scotticism. It plagued ... More


Johnson, Boswell, and Anti–Scottish Sentiment

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the issue hovering behind the Journey — that is, the moral panic which grew up in England in the third quarter of the eighteenth century on the subject of Scottish influence. ... More


Godwin's Historical Novels: Theory and Practice

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In a more specific account of changes between the first and second editions, William Godwin attributed his recognition of the emotional springs of action to a reading of David Hume's Treatise of ... More


The Jacobin Novel I: Revolution and Reason

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The most marked trend in the English popular novel of the 1790s is its resolute rationality, its suspicion of the uncontrollable workings of the unconscious mind. No feature is more common in novels ... More


Preserving the Faith

Nicholas Hudson

in Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Thought

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112143
eISBN:
9780191670671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112143.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses a re-examination of the question of Samuel Johnson's religious ‘prejudice’. It is believed that this prejudice reflects a profoundly conservative habit of mind typical of the ... More


Conclusion

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

As a novelist, Jane Austen draws at large on the literature of her century. She uses the insights and techniques of many earlier writers, not all of whom are by any means conservative. Poets of a ... More


Innocence and Simulation in the Scepticism of Hume

FRED PARKER

in Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253180
eISBN:
9780191719189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253180.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter expounds on Hume's philosophical scepticism, following Hume himself in the Treatise in emphasizing how sceptical crisis leads, or at least gives way to, the unjustified but saving force ... More


From Precedents to the Unpredictable: Historiographical Futurities

Emily Rohrbach

in Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267965
eISBN:
9780823272440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter one traces the conceptions of the future in historical writing from the mid-eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment to William Hazlitt’s Spirit of the Age. In Scottish Enlightenment ... More


The Castle of Udolpho

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter takes Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) as a representative example of the ‘waking dreams’ constructed by gothic fictions. In so doing, it reconceptualizes some of the key ... More


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