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Skeptical Selves: Empiric. The general framework. Josué Harari Emory University.

Home Browse Books Book details, Skeptical Selves: Empiricism and Modernity in the. Russo contends that such Empiricist notions still inform contemporary French novels and criticism. Skeptical Selves: Empiricism and Modernity in the French Novel. She deftly shows that current forms of linguistic skepticism favored by Blanchot, Sartre, Barthes, and Derrida are in fact the very product of the Empiricist notion of truth these authors claim to have rejected.

225 pages ; 23 cm. This book examines three first-person novels that narrate spectacular failures of self-representation

225 pages ; 23 cm. This book examines three first-person novels that narrate spectacular failures of self-representation. In an innovative move, the author grounds these failures in the narrators' inability to move beyond Empiricist notions of correspondence between private, nonverbal experience and public expression, an inability that confines them to various forms of solipsism.

Elena Russo's books include Skeptical Selves: Empiricism and Modernity in the French Novel (1996); La Cour et. .Among the authors featured in the book are: Denis Diderot, Voltaire, Charles Bonnet, Jean Le Rond d’Alembert, Pierre-Simon Ballanche.

Elena Russo's books include Skeptical Selves: Empiricism and Modernity in the French Novel (1996); La Cour et la ville de la littérature classique aux Lumières (2002) and Styles of Enlightenment: Taste, Politics and Authorship in Eighteenth-Century France (2007). Selection of Articles and Book Chapters.

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Skeptical selves: empiricism and modernity in the French novel more. by Elena Russo more. ELENA RUSSO The Self, Real and Imaginary: Social Sentiment in Marivaux and Hume Long before Rousseau had condemned the forms of life of the urban, commercial society that evolved in France in the seventeenth and eigh-teenth centuries, the writings of French novelists,.

Empiricism and Modernity in the French Novel.

ELENA RUSSO is Associate Professor of French at University of Virginia. She is the author of Skeptical Selves: Empiricism and Modernity in the French Novel (Stanford Univ. Press, 1996) and of articles on Marivaux and on the notion of honnetete. She is currently working on a book on the interaction between the discourses of virtue and sociability in the eighteenth century. Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 30, no. 4 (1997) Pp. 383-400. This content downloaded from 15. 2.

Elena Russo is a professor of 17th- and . She is the author of several books, including La Cour et la ville de la littérature classique aux Lumières and S keptical Selves: Empiricism and Modernity in the French Novel.

Elena Russo is a professor of 17th- and 18th-century French literature at the Johns Hopkins University. Библиографические данные. Styles of Enlightenment: Taste, Politics, and Authorship in Eighteenth-Century France Parallax (Baltimore, M.

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This book examines three first-person novels that narrate spectacular failures of self-representation. In an innovative move, the author grounds these failures in the narrators' inability to move beyond Empiricist notions of correspondence between private, nonverbal experience and public expression, an inability that confines them to various forms of solipsism. Russo contends that such Empiricist notions still inform contemporary French novels and criticism. She deftly shows that current forms of linguistic skepticism favored by Blanchot, Sartre, Barthes, and Derrida are in fact the very product of the Empiricist notion of truth these authors claim to have rejected. Instead, she argues for the social and contextual dimension of language and against the illusion of authenticity on which these critics still rely. Her readings recast the debates surrounding postmodernism by placing them in a much-needed historical context.Through a series of lively close readings of Prevost's Histoire d'une Grecque moderne, Constant's Adolphe, and Des Forets's Le Bavard, Russo establishes the continuous legacy of Empiricism across three centuries. Prevost pins his narrator's interpretive difficulties on an inability to know and categorize Oriental reality, Constant grounds his critique of language on the same ethical and political principles that underlie his liberalism, while Des Forets's extreme solipsism pitches him against the Sartrean notion of engagement.