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Passion's triumph over reason : a history of the moral imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Author: Christopher Tilmouth
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] Oxford Univ. Press 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ. in paperbackView all editions and formats
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Christopher Tilmouth's study of Early Modern ideas of emotion, self-indulgence, and self-control explores a series of philosophical authors in relation to poets and dramatists of the period 1580 to  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Tilmouth
ISBN: 0199593043 9780199593040 9780199212378 0199212376
OCLC Number: 838590006
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [381] - 398
Originally published: 2007
Description: 414 S. 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; PART ONE: GOVERNANCE AND THE PASSIONS ; 1. Positions in early modern moral thought ; 2. Spenser, psychomachia, and the limits of governance ; 3. Hamlet 'lapsed in passion' ; 4. Renaissance tragedy and the fracturing of familiar terms ; 5. Augustinian and Aristotelian influences from Herbert to Milton ; PART TWO: THE RISE AND FALL OF LIBERTINISM ; 6. Hobbes: fear, power, and the passions ; 7. The Restoration ethos of libertinism ; 8. Rochester: the disappointments of Hobbism and libertinism ; Coda ; Bibliography of references
Responsibility: Christopher Tilmouth

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Tilmouth's book features thorough and often insightful analysis * Jonathan Sircy, Spenser Review * Christopher Tilmouth has written one of the more engaging early modern studies in recent memory ... Read more...

 
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