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Author Walker, William, 1926-

Title Locke, literary criticism, and philosophy / William Walker
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994


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Description Electronic book
xviii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in eighteenth century English literature and thought ; 22
Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought ; 22
Contents 1. Locke, literary criticism, and philosophy -- 2. Substance, space, labor, and property -- 3. Acquaintance -- 4. Seeing and touching -- 5. Force -- 6. De Man on Locke -- 7. Locke and Nietzsche -- 8. Locke, literary criticism, and philosophy
Summary William Walker's original analysis of John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding offers a challenging and provocative assessment of Locke's importance as a thinker, bridging the gap between philosophical and literary-critical discussion of his work. He presents Locke as a foundational figure who defines the epistemological and ontological ground on which eighteenth-century and Romantic literature operate and eventually diverge. He is revealed as a crucial figure for emerging modernity, less the familiar empiricist innovator and more the proto-Nietzschean thinker whose text fosters hitherto unsuspected instabilities and promotes a new kind of rhetorical force to counterbalance them. Walker's reading of Locke is at once finely attentive to the text and engagingly resourceful in placing the Essay in its broadest philosophical and historical context
Analysis Philosophy
Notes Bibliography: 214-224p. - Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-224) and index
Notes English
Subject Locke, John, 1632-1704. Essay concerning human understanding.
Criticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
English literature -- 18th centuryHistory and criticism -- Theory, etc
Philosophy, English -- 18th century.
LC no. 93033621
ISBN 0521451051 (hardback)