Jane Austen's Emma : philosophical perspectives / edited by E.M. Dadlez.

Legend has it that, when asked whether he still read novels, the philosopher Gilbert Ryle responded "Yes, all six, every year," referring to Jane Austen's six completed works. Her novels have invited an unusual degree of explicitly philosophical attention from scholars, none more so t...

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Online Access:Electronic book from Oxford Scholarship Online
Other Authors: Dadlez, E. M. 1956- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published:New York : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series:Oxford studies in philosophy and literature.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction; 1. Love and Friendship: Achieving Happiness in Jane Austen's Emma; 2. Emma's Pensive Meditations; 3. Emma and Defective Action; 4. "A Danger at Present Unperceived": Self-​Understanding, Imagination, Emotion, and Social Stance in Emma; 5. The Many Faces of Gossip in Emma; 6. The Reconstrual of Imagination and Romance; 7. Misreading Emma; 8. The Dilemma of Emma: Substance, Style, and Story; Index