Criteria Of Certainty : Truth and Judgment in the English Enlightenment

Kevin L. Cope
Nettressurs Engelsk 2015 · Electronic books.

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Lexington : : The University Press of Kentucky, , 2015.
1 online resource (233 p.)
Description based upon print version of record. . - Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; PART l. RESTORATION OF CERTAINTY; 1. Rochester: Confrontational Systems; 2. Halifax: Deviational Systems; 3. Dryden: Incomprehensible Systems; PART II. CONFRONTATION WITH CERTAINTY; 4. Locke: Analogies of Conflict; 5. Swift: Residual Conflicts and Casual Systems; 6. Pope: Confronted Systems; 7. Smith: Systematic Reclamation of the Self; Epilogue; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z . - British writers of the Restoration and eighteenth century initiated a critique of human knowledge unrivaled in both its scope and its enthusiasm. Author Kevin L. Cope now attempts to provide a coherent, evocative account of explanatory rhetoric in early modern Britain.Critics and historians, Cope argues, have done an admirable job of describing the details of the intellectual movements of this period but they have failed to examine the intellectual, social, and psychological implications of explanation itself. Criteria of Certainty makes up for this shortcoming by treating explanation as a co
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