Uncertain chances lee maurice s. Uncertain chances : science, skepticism, and belief in nineteenth 2019-02-05

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Uncertain Chances av Maurice S. Lee (Innbundet)

uncertain chances lee maurice s

Long dismissed as a nominal concept, chance was increasingly treated as a natural force to be managed but never mastered. Douglass and other African American authors fight against statistical racism. Introduction ; Chapter One ; Probably Poe ; Chapter Two ; Moby-Dick and the Opposite of Providence ; Chapter Three ; Doubting If Doubt Itself Be Doubting: After Moby-Dick ; Chapter Four ; Douglass' Long Run ; Chapter Five ; Roughly Thoreau ; Chapter Six ; Dickinson's Precarious Steps, Surprising Leaps, and Bounds ; Coda ; Lost Causes and the Civil War Lee's theoretical sophistication and clear, direct prose proves a winning combination that will likely satisfy all readers. New theories of chance sparked religious and philosophical controversies while revolutionizing the sciences as probabilistic methods spread from mathematics, economics, and sociology to physics and evolutionary biology. Chance also became more visible in everyday life, as Americans attempted to control its power through weather forecasting, insurance policies, military strategy, and financial dealings.

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Maurice S. Lee

uncertain chances lee maurice s

Ryskamp Research Fellowship and received awards from the Melville Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Poe Studies Association. Uncertain Chances shows how the rise of chance shaped the way nineteenth-century American writers confronted questions of doubt and belief. The role of chance changed in the nineteenth century, and American literature changed with it. Abstract: Lee's theoretical sophistication and clear, direct prose proves a winning combination that will likely satisfy all readers. Thoreau learns to appreciate the play between nature's randomness and order. These and other nineteenth-century writers dramatize the inescapable dangers and wonderful possibilities of chance.

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Uncertain Chances

uncertain chances lee maurice s

Poe's detective fiction critiques probabilistic methods; Melville's works struggle to vindicate moral action under conditions of chance; Douglass and other African American authors fight against statistical racism; Thoreau learns to appreciate the play between nature's randomness and order; and Dickinson works faithfully to render poetically the affective experience of chance-surprise. Through its examination of the disparate and multifaceted body of literature that arises from a broad array of cultural backgrounds and influences, Before the West Was West apprehends the literary West in temporal as well as spatial and cultural terms and poses new questions about and 8220;westernnessand 8221; and its literary representation. Showing continuity, not simply disruption, across the Civil War, Lee rewrites nineteenth-century American literary and intellectual history. Over and again well-known texts and authors appear in a surprising new light. Long dismissed as a nominal concept, chance was increasingly treated as a natural force to be managed but never mastered. Poe's detective fiction critiques probabilistic methods; Melville's works struggle to vindicate moral action under conditions of chance; Douglass and other African American authors fight against statistical racism; Thoreau learns to appreciate the play between nature's randomness and order; and Dickinson works faithfully to render poetically the affective experience of chance-surprise.

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Maurice S. Lee

uncertain chances lee maurice s

By grounding her argument in rhetoric, Korthals Altes offers a methodological alternative to text-oriented readings, while her insistence on the importance of values adds a new dimension to existing rhetorical approaches in narratology. The role of chance changed in the nineteenth century, and American literature changed with it. Lee Author: Liesbeth Korthals Altes Author: Tom J. These and other nineteenth-century writers dramatize the inescapable dangers and wonderful possibilities of chance. Long dismissed as a nominal concept, chance was increasingly treated as a natural force to be managed but never mastered.

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Uncertain Chances : Maurice S. Lee : 9780199797578

uncertain chances lee maurice s

Synopsis Ethos and Narrative Interpretation examines the fruitfulness of the concept of ethos for the theory and analysis of literary narrative. These and other nineteenth-century writers dramatize the inescapable dangers and wonderful possibilities of chance. Showing continuity, not simply disruption, across the Civil War, Lee rewrites nineteenth-century American literary and intellectual history. The role of chance changed in the nineteenth century, and American literature changed with it. Thoreau learns to appreciate the play between nature's randomness and order.

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Uncertain Chances : Maurice S. Lee : 9780199797578

uncertain chances lee maurice s

The role of chance changed in the nineteenth century, and American literature changed with it. Unlike the usual historical narrative, Lee's study persuasively argues that nineteenth-century America's exploration of the problem of doubt and the solution of probability was well underway before the Civil War and the pragmatism of Pierce, James, and Dewey. Poe in his detective fiction critiques probabilistic methods. Poe in his detective fiction critiques probabilistic methods. In the answer Liesbeth Korthals Altes proposes to such questions, ethos attributions are deeply implicated in the process of interpreting and evaluating narrative texts.

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Maurice S. Lee

uncertain chances lee maurice s

Her approach, rooted in a broad understanding of the role and circulation of narrative art in culture, rehabilitates interpretation, both as a tool and as an object of investigation in narrative studies. Dickinson works faithfully to render poetically the affective experience of chance-surprise. Long dismissed as a nominal concept, chance was increasingly treated as a natural force to be managed but never mastered. New theories of chance sparked religious and philosophical controversies while revolutionizing the sciences as probabilistic methods spread from mathematics, economics, and sociology to physics and evolutionary biology. Chance also became more visible in everyday life as Americans struggled to control its power through weather forecasting, insurance, game theory, statistics, military science, and financial strategy. During his year at the Radcliffe Institute, Lee is taking a hiatus from chairing the Department of English at Boston University. Unlike the usual historical narrative, Lee's study persuasively argues that nineteenth-century America's exploration of the problem of doubt and the solution of probability was well underway before the Civil War and the pragmatism of Pierce, James, and Dewey.

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Uncertain Chances

uncertain chances lee maurice s

Melville in Moby-Dick and beyond struggles to vindicate moral action under conditions of chance. Their writings even help to navigate extremes that remain with us today--fundamentalism and relativism, determinism and chaos, terrorism and risk-management, the rational confidence of the Enlightenment and the debilitating doubts of modernity. Poe's detective fiction critiques probabilistic methods; Melville's works struggle to vindicate moral action under conditions of chance; Douglass and other African American authors fight against statistical racism; Thoreau learns to appreciate the play between nature's randomness and order; and Dickinson works faithfully to render poetically the affective experience of chance-surprise. Uncertain Chances shows how the rise of chance shaped the way nineteenth-century American writers faced questions of doubt and belief. Showing continuity, not simply disruption, across the Civil War, Lee rewrites nineteenth-century American literary and intellectual history.

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