Wordsworth and the Enlightenment Idea of Pleasure

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Ancient questions about the causes and nature of pleasure were revived in the eighteenth century with a new consideration of its ethical and political significance. Rowan Boyson reminds us that philosophers of the Enlightenment, unlike modern thinkers, often represented pleasure as shared rather than selfish, and she focuses particularly on this approach to the philosophy and theory of pleasure. Through close reading of Enlightenment and Romantic texts, in particular the poetry and prose of William Wordsworth, Boyson ...

Wordsworth and the Enlightenment Idea of Pleasure 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107566415

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Wordsworth and the Enlightenment Idea of Pleasure 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107023307

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