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Probability, time, and space in eighteenth-century literature / edited by Paula R. Backscheider.

; Modern Language Association of America
New York : AMS Press, [1979] .
ISBN 0404160468

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Other Authors Backscheider, Paula R.
Modern Language Association of America.
Subjects Begriff.
Engels.
Englisch.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature.
Filosofie.
Letterkunde.
Literature and science.
Literaturtheorie.
Littérature anglaise - 18e siècle - Histoire et critique.
Littérature anglaise -- 18e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature et sciences.
Philosophie - 18e siècle.
Philosophie -- 18e siècle.
Philosophy, Modern -- 18th century.
Philosophy, Modern.
Probability in literature.
Raum.
Space and time in literature.
Wahrscheinlichkeit.
Zeit.
Description xv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Papers, most of them revised, of the 1973-76 sessions of a Modern Language Association group.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online.
Contents [Part I. Probability] Certainty, scepticism, and scientific optimism : the roots of eighteenth-century attitudes toward scientific knowledge / Margaret J. Osler. Odds against Friday : Dafoe, Bayes, and inverse probability / Paul K. Alkon. Probability and character in the eighteenth century / Paul J. Korshin. White of Selborne : the ethos of probabilism / Hoyt Trowbridge -- [Part II. Time] World enough, and time / Lewis White Beck. Extended moment : time, dream, history, and perspective in eighteenth-century fiction / Maximillian E. Novak -- "Dwarfs of wit and learning" : problems of historical time / Robert D. Moynihan. Reason dazzled : perspective and language in Dryden's Aureng-Zebe / David W. Tarbet -- [Part III. Space] Concepts of space / Ivor LeClerc. "Never finding full repast" : satire and self-extension in the early eighteenth century / Hopewell Selby. Metaphor of time as space / Louis T. Milic. Berkeley, Newtonian space, and the question of evidence / Richard B. Schwartz. Emma : dancing without space to turn in / Raymond F. Hilliard.
Production Credits Papers, most of them revised, of the 1973-76 sessions of a Modern Language Association group.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4593282
(OCoLC)ocm04593282
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