The Resource Idleness, contemplation and the aesthetic, 1750-1830, Richard Adelman

Idleness, contemplation and the aesthetic, 1750-1830, Richard Adelman

Label
Idleness, contemplation and the aesthetic, 1750-1830
Title
Idleness, contemplation and the aesthetic, 1750-1830
Statement of responsibility
Richard Adelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reconstructing the literary and philosophical reaction to Adam Smith's dictum that man is a labouring animal above and before all else, this study explores the many ways in which Romantic writers presented idle contemplation as the central activity in human life. By contrasting the British response to Smith's political economy with that of contemporary German Idealists, Richard Adelman also uses this consideration of the importance of idleness to Romantic aesthetics to chart the development of a distinctly British idealism in the last decades of the eighteenth century. Exploring the work of Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham, Friedrich Schiller, William Cowper, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mary Wollstonecraft and many of their contemporaries, this study pinpoints a debate over human activity and capability taking place between 1750 and 1830, and considers its social and political consequences for the cultural theory of the early nineteenth century"--
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR447
LC item number
.A34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in romanticism
Label
Idleness, contemplation and the aesthetic, 1750-1830, Richard Adelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The division of labour; 2. Utilitarian education and aesthetic education; 3. Cowper, Coleridge and Wollstonecraft; 4. Coleridge's pantisocracy, biographia and church and state; Conclusion; Epilogue: Wordsworth and Kingsley
Control code
000046621785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 203 p.
Isbn
9780521190688
Lccn
2011002458
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.b25454559
System control number
  • (OCoLC)698626420
  • eblnew0521190681

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