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Fiction and History: James's Early Theory of the Novel

Roslyn Jolly

in Henry James: History, Narrative, Fiction

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119852
eISBN:
9780191671227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119852.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The analogy between the novel and history, put forward so uncompromisingly in these lines from the essay ‘Anthony Trollope’, dominated Henry James's early theory of fiction. Implicit in his constant ... More


Jeremy Bentham’s Dream

Bart Schultz

in The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Jeremy Bentham's doctrine of utilitarianism and the principle of “the greatest happiness of the greatest number.” Bentham is known for his radical critique of society, which ... More


Objects of Fiction and Objects of Thought

Robert Howell

in Fictional Objects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198735595
eISBN:
9780191799631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735595.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A crucial problem for fictional antirealists is posed by the fact of distinct propositional attitudes directed to, say, Anna Karenina. Realists conclude that Karenina exists as the common object of ... More


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