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Passion's triumph over reason [electronic resource] : a history of the moral imagination from Spenser to Rochester / Christopher Tilmouth.

Author/Creator:
Tilmouth, Christopher.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (423 p.)
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Subjects:
Self-control.
Emotions.
Conduct of life.
Libertinism.
Self-control in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Passion's Triumph over Reason presents a comprehensive survey of ideas of emotion, appetite, and self-control in English literature and moral thought of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In a narrative which draws on tragedy, epic poetry, and moral philosophy, Christopher Tilmouth explores how Renaissance writers transformed their understanding of the passions, re-evaluating emotion so as to make it an important constituent of ethical life rather than the enemywithin which allegory had traditionally cast it as being. This interdisciplinary study departs from current emphases in intellec
Contents:
Governance and the passions
The rise and fall of libertinism.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-398) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-281-16092-X
1-4356-2153-0
9786611160920
0-19-152643-6
0-19-959304-3
OCLC:
191077429