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The Age of Reasons

Quixotism, Sentimentalism, and Political Economy in Eighteenth Century Britain

The Age of Reasons( )
Author: Motooka, Wendy
Series title:Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought Ser.
ISBN:978-0-415-86259-2
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $48.95
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Wendy Motooka contends that 'the Age of Reason' was actually an Age of Reasons. Joining imaginative literature, moral philosophy, and the emerging discourse of the new science, she seeks to historicise the meaning of eighteenth-century 'reason' and its supposed opposites, quixotism and sentimentalism. Reading novels by the Fieldings, Lennox and Sterne alongside the works of Adam Smith, Motooka argues that the legacy of sentimentalism is the social sciences. This book raises our...
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