The Rhetoric of Empiricism: Language and Perception from Locke to I.A. Richards

The Rhetoric of Empiricism: Language and Perception from Locke to I.A. Richards

by Jules David Law
     
 

This challenging book explores the interplay of language and visual perception at the heart of empiricism. A re-evaluation of the British empiricist tradition from the perspective of contemporary literary theory, it also offers a sustained challenge to theory itself.

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This challenging book explores the interplay of language and visual perception at the heart of empiricism. A re-evaluation of the British empiricist tradition from the perspective of contemporary literary theory, it also offers a sustained challenge to theory itself.

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Defends British empiricism from the charge by literary critics and writers that it favors the visual over the verbal, the literal over the rhetorical, the static over the temporal. Drawing on contemporary literary theory, explores the interplay of language and visual perception in empiricism, and identifies its strategies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801427060
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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