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Novel Minds

Philosophers and Romance Readers, 1680–1740

  • Authors
  • Rebecca Tierney-Hynes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 1-31
  3. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 32-57
  4. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 58-91
  5. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 92-115
  6. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 116-140
  7. Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
    Pages 141-172
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 173-223

About this book

Introduction

Eighteenth-century philosophy owes much to the early novel. Using the figure of the romance reader this book tells a new story of eighteenth-century reading. The impressionable mind and mutable identity of the romance reader haunt eighteenth-century definitions of the self, and the seductions of fiction insist on making an appearance in philosophy.

Keywords

fiction Imagination novel transformation

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