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By Roger Maioli

This booklet is ready the empiricist problem to literature, and its effect on eighteenth-century theories of fiction. British empiricism from Bacon to Hume challenged the thought that inventive literature could be a trustworthy resource of information. This e-book argues that theorists of the radical, from Henry Fielding to Jane Austen, well-known the strength of the empiricist problem yet refused to capitulate. It strains how, of their reflections at the novel, those writers tried to formulate a theoretical hyperlink among the realm of expertise and the goods of the mind's eye, and hence replace the outdated defenses of poetry for empirical instances. Taken jointly, the empiricist problem and the responses it elicited signaled a transition within the longstanding debate approximately literature and information, as an inaugural around within the persisting clash among the empirical sciences and the literary humanities.

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