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The Resource Fiction and the philosophy of happiness : ethical inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment, Brian Michael Norton

Fiction and the philosophy of happiness : ethical inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment, Brian Michael Norton

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Fiction and the philosophy of happiness : ethical inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment
Title
Fiction and the philosophy of happiness
Title remainder
ethical inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Brian Michael Norton
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Explores the novel's participation in eighteenth-century 'inquiries after happiness, ' an ancient ethical project that acquired new urgency with the rise of subjective models of well-being in early modern and Enlightenment Europe. Combining archival research on treatises on happiness with illuminating readings of Samuel Johnson, Laurence Sterne, Denis Diderot, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, William Godwin and Mary Hays, Brian Michael Norton's innovative study asks us to see the novel itself as a key instrument of Enlightenment ethics. His central argument is that the novel form provided a uniquely valuable tool for thinking about the nature and challenges of modern happiness: whereas treatises sought to theorize the conditions that made happiness possible in general, eighteenth-century fiction excelled at interrogating the problem on the level of the particular, in the details of a single individual's psychology and unique circumstances."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norton, Brian Michael
Dewey number
809.3/033
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3495
LC item number
.N67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Happiness in literature
  • Enlightenment
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Enlightenment
  • Fiction
  • Happiness in literature
  • Europe
  • Roman
  • Aufklärung
  • Englisch
  • Französisch
  • Glück
Label
Fiction and the philosophy of happiness : ethical inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment, Brian Michael Norton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The moral in Phutatorius's breeches: stoicism, subjectivism, and the possibilities of happiness in Tristram Shandy -- "Vous croyez que le même bonheur est fait pour tous": ethics and singularity in Le neveu de Rameau -- Tragic eudaimonism: social contradictions and the problem of happiness in Rousseau"s Julie -- The politics of happiness: Caleb Williams, political justice, and the nature of human goods -- Rethinking autonomy: Emma Courtney, feminist ethics, and the question of independence -- Conclusion: the art of life in the Age of Enlightenment
Control code
818733950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611484311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818733950
Label
Fiction and the philosophy of happiness : ethical inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment, Brian Michael Norton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The moral in Phutatorius's breeches: stoicism, subjectivism, and the possibilities of happiness in Tristram Shandy -- "Vous croyez que le même bonheur est fait pour tous": ethics and singularity in Le neveu de Rameau -- Tragic eudaimonism: social contradictions and the problem of happiness in Rousseau"s Julie -- The politics of happiness: Caleb Williams, political justice, and the nature of human goods -- Rethinking autonomy: Emma Courtney, feminist ethics, and the question of independence -- Conclusion: the art of life in the Age of Enlightenment
Control code
818733950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611484311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818733950

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