Fiction and the Frontiers of Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800

Fiction and the Frontiers of Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800

by Richard Scholar, Alexis Tadie

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409408659
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 17.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Scholar is Fellow and Tutor in French at Oriel College, Oxford, UK. Alexis Tadié is Professor of English Literature, University of Paris Sorbonne, France.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction, Richard Scholar and Alexis Tadié; Poetic fiction and natural philosophy in humanist Italy: Fracostoro's use of myth in Syphilis, Isabelle Pantin; 'Si faut-il voir si cette belle philosophie': the language of fiction in Montaigne, Corneille and Pascal, Wes Williams; Fictions across disciplines in 17th-century France, Isabelle Moreau; Elements of fiction in Hobbes's system of philosophy, Luc Foisneau; The making of the modern philosopher: fictions of philosophical identity in Locke and Hume, Robert Mankin; Philosophy, ethics and the work of fiction: Diderot's answer to Molyneux's question, Kate E. Tunstall; The Terror as a legal fiction, Anne Simonin: Bibliography; Index.

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