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Locke, Literary Criticism, and Philosophy : Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought - William Walker

Locke, Literary Criticism, and Philosophy

Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought

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Published: 27th January 1995
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William Walker's original analysis of John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding offers a challenging and provocative assessment of Locke's importance as a thinker, bridging the gap between philosophical and literary-critical discussion of his work. He presents Locke as a foundational figure who defines the epistemological and ontological ground on which eighteenth-century and Romantic literature operate and eventually diverge. He is revealed as a crucial figure for emerging modernity, less the familiar empiricist innovator and more the proto-Nietzschean thinker whose text fosters hitherto unsuspected instabilities and promotes a new kind of rhetorical force to counterbalance them. Walker's reading of Locke is at once finely attentive to the text and engagingly resourceful in placing the Essay in its broadest philosophical and historical context.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Locke, literary criticism and philosophy
Mind
Substance, space, labor, and property
Acquaintance
Seeing and touching
Force
Trope
De Man on Locke
Locke and Nietzsche
Conclusion
Locke, literary criticism, and philosophy
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521451055
ISBN-10: 0521451051
Series: Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.54