Fictions of Knowledge: Fact, Evidence, Doubt by Y. BatsakiFictions of Knowledge: Fact, Evidence, Doubt by Y. Batsaki

Fictions of Knowledge: Fact, Evidence, Doubt

EditorY. Batsaki, S. Mukherji, J. Schramm

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

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Locating literature at the intersection of distinct areas of thinking on the nature, scope and methods of knowledge - philosophy, theology, science, and the law - this book engages with literary texts across periods and genres to address questions of probability, problems of evidence, the uses of experiment and the poetics and ethics of doubt.
YOTA BATSAKI Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies at the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, USA. Prior to that she was Lecturer in English at St John's College, Cambridge, UK. She has published essays on the eighteenth-century novel; cultural translation; and the relationship between literature and sculpture; she...
Title:Fictions of Knowledge: Fact, Evidence, DoubtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230277888

ISBN - 13:9780230277885


Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction; Y.Batsaki, S.Mukherji& J.M.Schramm
Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Evolution of a Concept; B.Shapiro
Providence, Experience and Doubt in Medieval England; C.Watkins
Law, Probability and Character in Shakespeare; L.Hutson
Trying, Knowing and Believing: Epistemic Plots and the Poetics of Doubt; S.Mukherji
The Anxiety of Variety: Knowledge and Experience in Montaigne, Burton and Bacon; K.Murphy
Novel Knowledge: Judgment, Experience, Experiment; J.Bender
Lost in the Castle of Scepticism: Sceptical Philosophy as Gothic Romance; S.Kareem
From Alchemy to Experiment: The Political Economy of Experience in William Godwin's St Leon: A Tale of The Sixteenth Century; Y.Batsaki
Towards a Poetics of (Wrongful) Accusation: Innocence and Working-Class Voice in Mid-Victorian Fiction; J.M.Schramm
Afterword; M.Wood