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Author Motooka, Wendy, 1964-

Title The age of reasons : quixotism, sentimentalism, and political economy in eighteenth-century Britain / Wendy Motooka.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  823.509355 MOTO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 282 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge studies in social & political thought 12
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-274) and index.
Contents Introduction: the quixotic problem -- 1. Turning authority into jest: tyrants, pedants, quixotes and enthusiasts in the early eighteenth century -- 2. Common sense, moral sense and nonsense: sentimentalism and the empirical study of invisible things -- 3. Coming to a bad end: sentimentalism, The Female Quixote and the power of interest -- 4. Seeing the general view: Henry Fielding and quixotic authorship -- 5. De gustibus non est disputandum: Tristram Shandy and "the production of a rational Being" -- 6. Laying down the general rule: Adam Smith, impartial spectators and the philosopher's trade -- Epilogue: "The grandsons of Adam Smith"
Subject Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 -- Influence.
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790.
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Economics -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Satire, British -- History and criticism.
Philosophy, Modern -- 18th century.
Sentimentalism in literature.
Rationalism in literature.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 18th century.
ISBN 0415179416