The Resource Actions and objects from Hobbes to Richardson, Jonathan Kramnick

Actions and objects from Hobbes to Richardson, Jonathan Kramnick

Label
Actions and objects from Hobbes to Richardson
Title
Actions and objects from Hobbes to Richardson
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Kramnick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do minds cause events in the world? How does wanting to write a letter cause a person's hands to move across the page, or believing something to be true cause a person to make a promise? In Actions and Objects, Jonathan Kramnick examines the literature and philosophy of action during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, when philosophers and novelists, poets and scientists were all concerned with the place of the mind in the world. These writers asked whether belief, desire, and emotion were part of nature--and thus subject to laws of cause and effect--or in a special place outside the natural order. Kramnick puts particular emphasis on those who tried to make actions compatible with external determination and to blur the boundary between mind and matter. He follows a long tradition of examining the close relation between literary and philosophical writing during the period, but fundamentally revises the terrain. Rather than emphasizing psychological depth and interiority or asking how literary works were understood as true or fictional, he situates literature alongside philosophy as jointly interested in discovering how minds work./ From the publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
820.9/384
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.P5
LC item number
K73 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Actions and objects from Hobbes to Richardson, Jonathan Kramnick
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : nothing from nothing -- Actions, agents, causes -- Consciousness and mental causation : Lucretius, Rochester, Locke -- Rochester's mind -- Uneasiness, or Locke among others -- Haywood and consent -- Action and inaction in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa
Control code
ocn680036516
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804775120
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35432603
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)680036516
  • pebcs0804775125

Library Locations

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