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Probability, time, and space in eighteenth-century literature

Author: Paula R Backscheider; Modern Language Association of America.
Publisher: New York : AMS Press, ©1979.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Probability, time, and space in eighteenth-century literature.
New York : AMS Press, c1979
(OCoLC)569833543
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paula R Backscheider; Modern Language Association of America.
ISBN: 0404160468 9780404160463
OCLC Number: 4593282
Notes: Papers, most of them revised, of the 1973-76 sessions of a Modern Language Association group.
Credits: Papers, most of them revised, of the 1973-76 sessions of a Modern Language Association group.
Description: xv, 307 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: [Part I. Probability] Certainty, scepticism, and scientific optimism : the roots of eighteenth-century attitudes toward scientific knowledge / Margaret J. Osler. Odds against Friday : Dafoe, Bayes, and inverse probability / Paul K. Alkon. Probability and character in the eighteenth century / Paul J. Korshin. White of Selborne : the ethos of probabilism / Hoyt Trowbridge --
[Part II. Time] World enough, and time / Lewis White Beck. Extended moment : time, dream, history, and perspective in eighteenth-century fiction / Maximillian E. Novak --
"Dwarfs of wit and learning" : problems of historical time / Robert D. Moynihan. Reason dazzled : perspective and language in Dryden's Aureng-Zebe / David W. Tarbet --
[Part III. Space] Concepts of space / Ivor LeClerc. "Never finding full repast" : satire and self-extension in the early eighteenth century / Hopewell Selby. Metaphor of time as space / Louis T. Milic. Berkeley, Newtonian space, and the question of evidence / Richard B. Schwartz. Emma : dancing without space to turn in / Raymond F. Hilliard.
Responsibility: edited by Paula R. Backscheider.
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