The Development of Byron's Philosophy of Knowledge: Certain in Uncertainty

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byEmily A Bernhard Jackson

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Taking a fresh approach to Byron, this book argues that he should be understood as a poet whose major works develop a carefully reasoned philosophy. Situating him with reference to the thought of the period, it argues for Byron as an active thinker, whose final philosophical stance - reader-centred scepticism - has extensive practical implications.

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Taking a fresh approach to Byron, this book argues that he should be understood as a poet whose major works develop a carefully reasoned philosophy. Situating him with reference to the thought of the period, it argues for Byron as an active thinker, whose final philosophical stance - reader-centred scepticism - has extensive practical ...

EMILY A. BERNHARD JACKSON is Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century British Literature at the University of Arkansas, USA, and a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK. She has written essays on Byron and on Edmund Spenser, as well as the introduction for the Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Age of Romantic...
Format:PerfectDimensions:229 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.8 inPublished:December 7, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230231519

ISBN - 13:9780230231511

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Table of Contents


Introduction
Travelling on Shaky Ground: Childe Harold I and II and the Beginning of Byronic Knowing
Worse than Faithless: Plenitude and the Loss of Knowledge in The Giaour
Talking Turkey: Unmasking Knowledge in the Last of the Eastern Tales
Knowing on Demand: Constructing Knowledge-Claims in Manfreds Mental Theatre
A lively readers fancy does the rest: Don Juan and the Certainty of Doubt
Notes
Bibliography
Index