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Jane Austen's Emma. Philosophical perspectives.

Author: E M Dadlez
Publisher: Kettering : Oxford University Press 2018.
Series: Oxford Studies in Philosophy and Lit.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What has Emma Woodhouse, "handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and very little to distress or vex her" to say to a discipline like philosophy? How is a novel like Emma, inaccurately but not infrequently caricatured as a high-toned version of a pedestrian romance, to supply material for philosophical insight or speculation? 0Jane Austen's Emma is many things to many readers but it is as inaccurate as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E M Dadlez
ISBN: 9780190689414 0190689412
OCLC Number: 1079852187
Description: 264 p.
Contents: Series Editor's Foreword, Richard Eldridge Contributors Introduction, E.M Dadlez1. Love and Friendship: Achieving Happiness in Jane Austen's Emma Neera Badhwar and E.M. Dadlez 2. Emma's Pensive Meditations Cynthia Freeland3. Emma and Defective Action Eileen John 4. 'A danger at present unperceived': Self-Understanding, Imagination, and Social Relations in Emma Richard Eldridge 5. The Many Faces of Gossip in Emma Heidi Silcox and Mark Silcox 6. The Reconstrual of Imagination and Romance Peter Knox-Shaw 7. Misreading Emma David Davies8. The Dilemma of Emma: Substance, Style, and Story Peter Kivy
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Philosophy and Lit.
Responsibility: E.M. Dadlez.

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What has Emma Woodhouse to say to a discipline like philosophy? The minutia of daily living on which Jane Austen's Emma concentrates our attention permit a closer look at human emotions and motives.  Read more...

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