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Two Enlightenments: A Contrast in Social Ethics: ELIE KEDOURIE MEMORIAL LECTURE

GERTRUDE HIMMELFARB

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter highlights the differences between the British and French Enlightenments by focusing upon a subject that has not received much attention: the distinctive social ethics in the two ... More


Being REASONABLE: A Key Anglo Value and Its Cultural Roots

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter investigates, in a historical and cultural perspective, the meaning of the word reasonable, and in particular, of the phrases reasonable man and reasonable doubt, which play an important ... More


Common Sense

Anna Wierzbicka

in Experience, Evidence, and Sense: The Hidden Cultural Legacy of English

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368000
eISBN:
9780199867653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368000.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Common sense is one of the central values of Anglo culture reflected in the English language. This chapter begins by demonstrating the importance of this value for speakers of English by examining ... More


The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment

Tita Chico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605442
eISBN:
9781503606456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605442.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is about experimental imagination in the British Enlightenment. It tells the story of how literariness came to be distinguished from its epistemological sibling, science, as a source of ... More


Becoming Champions of the Fair Sex

in Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763110
eISBN:
9780804772938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763110.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the late British Enlightenment as a launching point for discussion of why some men took it upon themselves to explore women's rights. Women in late-eighteenth-century Britain ... More


Teaching and Mission

Kim Tolley

in Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 analyzes the influences that shaped education reform in Raleigh, from 1799—when the English émigré Joseph Gales arrived as printer of the Raleigh Register—to 1823, when Susan Nye left North ... More


Unfelt: The Language of Affect in the British Enlightenment

James Noggle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747120
eISBN:
9781501747137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747120.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book offers a new account of feeling during the British Enlightenment, finding that the passions and sentiments long considered as preoccupations of the era depend on a potent insensibility, the ... More


The Democratic Muse

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a look at Whitman's programmatic connection of political freedom and free verse, introducing the ‘Whig histories’ of democratic progress, and discussing liberty and culture in the ... More


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