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O'Neal, John C.

Overview
Works: 17 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 2,850 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by John C O'Neal
The authority of experience : sensationist theory in the French Enlightenment by John C O'Neal( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensationism, a philosophy that gained momentum in the French Enlightenment as a response to Lockean empiricism, was acclaimed by Hippolyte Taine as "the doctrine of the most lucid, methodical, and French minds to have honored France." The first major general study in English of eighteenth-century French sensationism, The Authority of Experience presents the history of a complex set of ideas and explores their important ramifications for literature, education, and moral theory. The study begins by presenting the main ideas of sensationist philosophers Condillac, Bonnet, and Helvťius, who held that all of our ideas come to us through the senses. The experience of the body in seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching enabled individuals, as John C. O'Neal points out, to challenge the sometimes arbitrary authority of institutions and people in positions of power. After a general introduction to sensationism, the author develops a theory of sensationist aesthetics that not only reveals the interconnections of the period's philosophy and literature but also enhances our awareness of the forces at work in the French novel. He goes on to examine the relations between sensationism and eighteenth-century French educational theory, materialism, and idǒlogie. Ultimately, O'Neal opens a discussion of the implications of sensationist thought for issues of particular concern to society today
Approaches to teaching Rousseau's Confessions and Reveries of the solitary walker( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing and observing : Rousseau's rhetoric of perception by John C O'Neal( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing minds : the shifting perception of culture in eighteenth-century France by John C O'Neal( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of Rousseau's Rêveries : physical, human, aesthetic by John C O'Neal( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The progressive poetics of confusion in the French Enlightenment by John C O'Neal( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing largely on the etymological meaning of the word 'confusion' as the action of mixing or blending, John C. O'Neal traces the development of a progressive poetics of confusion in the French Enlightenment. This project, he claims, aimed to reject dogmatic thinking in all of its forms and to recognize the need to embrace complexity. Eighteenth-century thinkers used the notion of confusion in a progressive way to reorganize social classes, literary forms, metaphysical substances, scientific methods, and cultural categories such as taste and gender
Literature and perception( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to teaching Rousseau's Confessions and Reveries of the solitary walker( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature's culture in Du Bos's Réflexions critiques sur la poésie et sur la peinture by John C O'Neal( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American culture: melting pot or gumbo? by Timothy Murray( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rousseau, revolutionary zeal, and modern French nationalizations by John C O'Neal( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

O'Neal discusses Rousseau's political ideas concerning property, inequality, freedom and the state, and traces their relation to French revolutionary movements and developments in political consciousness of private industry and government
Nature as refuge in Rousseau's "Rêveries du promeneur solitaire" by John C O'Neal( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La confusion de la société dans la "Lettre à d'Alembert sur les spectacles" et la question de la modernité de Rousseau by John C O'Neal( )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sensationist aesthetics in Françoise de Graffigny's "Lettres d'une Péruvienne" by John C O'Neal( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The nature of Rousseau's rêveries: physical, human, aesthetic( )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Whose culture?: thoughts on shaping arts policy in America by David Bathrick( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rousseau's theory of wealth by John C O'Neal( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The authority of experience : sensationist theory in the French Enlightenment
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Approaches to teaching Rousseau's Confessions and Reveries of the solitary walkerChanging minds : the shifting perception of culture in eighteenth-century FranceThe progressive poetics of confusion in the French EnlightenmentApproaches to teaching Rousseau's Confessions and Reveries of the solitary walker