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The Resource Austen's oughts : judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury, Karen Valihora

Austen's oughts : judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury, Karen Valihora

Label
Austen's oughts : judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury
Title
Austen's oughts
Title remainder
judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury
Statement of responsibility
Karen Valihora
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The word is all over Jane Austen's novels: what ought to be done, what one ought to say, how one ought to feel (versus how one does feel). When Austen's characters employ an ought, the delicate oscillation between first-and third-person perspectives that marks her prose leads the reader to distinguish between what they say, and what they ought, according to a morally idealized, third-person calculus to mean. But what is the context of this ought? This book situates the disinterested, reflective appeal to moral principle invoked ironically or otherwise in Austen's oughts within the history of thought about judgment in the British eighteenth century. Beginning with Shaftesbury's critique of Locke's account of judgment, successive readings explore the emphasis on disinterest in works by David Hume, Adam Smith, Samuel Richardson, and Sir Joshua Reynolds alongside discussions of Jane Austen's major novels
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valihora, Karen
Dewey number
823/.7
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4037
LC item number
.V36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Judgment in literature
  • Judgment (Ethics)
  • English literature
Label
Austen's oughts : judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury, Karen Valihora
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Empiricism through the prism of aesthetics -- The silence of Ajax: Hume's moral sublime -- Adam Smith's judgment of judgment -- Richardson's Clarissa and eyes of the world -- The orchestration of spectacle in Sense and Sensibility -- Sir Joshua Reynolds and the discourses of art -- Pemberley's hall of mirrors: Austen and Reynolds -- The impartial spectator of Mansfield Park
Control code
405107472
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780874130829
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009024950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)405107472
Label
Austen's oughts : judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury, Karen Valihora
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Empiricism through the prism of aesthetics -- The silence of Ajax: Hume's moral sublime -- Adam Smith's judgment of judgment -- Richardson's Clarissa and eyes of the world -- The orchestration of spectacle in Sense and Sensibility -- Sir Joshua Reynolds and the discourses of art -- Pemberley's hall of mirrors: Austen and Reynolds -- The impartial spectator of Mansfield Park
Control code
405107472
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780874130829
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009024950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)405107472

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