Empiricism and the Early Theory of the Novel: Fielding to Austen (Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print) by Roger Maioli
English | 16 Apr. 2017 | ISBN: 331939858X | 202 Pages | PDF | 11.34 MB
This book is about the empiricist challenge to literature, and its influence on eighteenth-century theories of fiction. British empiricism from Bacon to Hume challenged the notion that imaginative literature can be a reliable source of knowledge.