New PDF release: Common Sense in Early 18th-Century British Literature and

By Christoph Henke

ISBN-10: 3110343355

ISBN-13: 9783110343359

While the preferred speak of English logic within the eighteenth century might sound a spinoff of normal Enlightenment discourses of rationalism and empiricism, this e-book argues that phrases similar to ‘common feel’ or ‘good experience’ aren't easily synonyms of utilized cause. to the contrary, the discourse of good judgment is formed through a protective impulse opposed to the totalizing highbrow regimes of the Enlightenment and the cultural weather of switch they advertise, as a way to comprise the unbounded discursive proliferation of contemporary studying. for this reason, logic discourse has a necessary regulatory functionality in cultural negotiations of political and highbrow switch in eighteenth-century Britain opposed to the backdrop of patriotic nationwide self-concepts. This examine discusses early eighteenth-century good judgment in 4 wide complexes, as to its discursive features that are moral (which at the moment implies aesthetic as well), transgressive (as a corrective), political (in patriotic constructs of the nation), and repressive (of otherness). the choice of texts during this research moves a stability among dominant literary tradition – quick, Pope, Defoe, Fielding, Johnson – and the outer edge, reminiscent of pamphlets and journal essays, satiric poems and patriotic songs.

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