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Experimental selves : person and experience in early modern Europe

Author: Christopher Braider
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on the generous semantic range the term enjoyed in early modern usage, the book argues that person as early moderns understood it was an ""experimental"" phenomenon--at once a given of experience and the self-conscious arena of that experience.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Braider, Christopher, 1950-
Experimental selves.
©2018
(OCoLC)1029804370
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Braider
ISBN: 9781487518509 1487518501
OCLC Number: 1051221974
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Changing the Subject: Early Modern Persons and the Culture of Experiment; 1 The Shape of Knowledge: The Culture of Experiment and the Byways of Expression; 2 The Art of the Inside Out: Vision and Expression in Hoogstraten's Peepshow; 3 Persons and Portraits: The Vicissitudes of Burckhardt's Individual; 4 Justice in the Marketplace: The Invisible Hand in Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fayre; 5 Actor, Act, and Action: The Poetics of Agency in Corneille, Racine, and Molière. 6 The Experiment of Beauty: Vraisemblance Extraordinaire in Lafayette's Princesse de Clèves7 Groping in the Dark: Aesthetics and Ontology in Diderot and Kant; Conclusion. Person, Experiment, and the World They Made; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Responsibility: Christopher Braider.
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