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This invisible riot of the mind : Samuel Johnson's psychological theory

Author: Gloria Sybil Gross
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In This Invisible Riot of the Mind, Gloria Sybil Gross contends that Samuel Johnson was a pioneer in the development of modern psychological thought, challenging the timeworn, stilted typecasting of Samuel Johnson as the pious Christian moralist. Instead, she argues that Johnson was a daring, at times irreverent, explorer of human nature, who strenuously rejected old relics of sanctimony and repressive authority."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gross, Gloria Sybil.
This invisible riot of the mind.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)555654081
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Sybil Gross
ISBN: 0812231465 9780812231465
OCLC Number: 24872607
Description: x, 198 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "Make Your Boy Tell You His Dreams": The Intrapsychic Life --
2. Medical Psychology in the Eighteenth Century --
3. "A Child is Being Beaten": The Early Career --
4. The Physician of the Soul --
5. "Wrecked By Success": Approaching Fame and Fortune --
6. The Uses of Enchantment --
7. Character and Culture.
Responsibility: Gloria Sybil Gross.

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Gloria Sybil Gross argues that Samuel Johnson was a daring, at times irreverent explorer of human nature, who strenuously rejected old relics of sanctimony and repressive authority.  Read more...

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