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Free will and determinism in Joseph Conrad's major novels

Author: Ludwig Schnauder
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2009.
Series: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 125.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although it has often been pointed out that the protagonists of Joseph Conrad's novels frequently fail in what they attempt to achieve, the forces that oppose them have rarely been examined systematically. Furthermore, no sustained attempts have been made to rigorously address the central philosophical issue the characters' predicament raises: that of the freedom-of-the-will. This interdisciplinary study seeks to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ludwig Schnauder
ISBN: 9789042026162 9042026162 9789042026179 9042026170
OCLC Number: 426043543
Description: 268 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Free will and determinism : a philosophical introduction --
Free will and determinism in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain --
Conrad and the problem of free will --
Heart of darkness and the empire machine --
Nostromo and the mechanics of history --
The secret agent and the urban jungle.
Series Title: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 125.
Responsibility: Ludwig Schnauder.
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A paradigmatic analysis of three of Conrad's most significant novels, "Heart of Darkness, Nostromo," and "The Secret Agent," investigates the writer's position in the free will and determinism debate  Read more...

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