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Elements of Criticism: In Two Volumes

Elements of Criticism: In Two Volumes (EPUB ebook – In Two Volumes)

By Home, Lord Kames, Henry
Edited by Jones, Peter

Elements of Criticism is Kames's most influential work. When it first appeared, in 1762, it was the most comprehensive philosophical work on "criticism" in English, and it was published in five editions during Kames's lifetime and another forty editions over the next century. In ...America, Elements of Criticism served as a standard text for college students of English.Liberty Fund's edition of Elements of Criticism is the first modern edition of one of Kames's most influential works. In Elements, Kames sets out his argument that the "science of criticism" is a "rational science;" it is "a subject of reasoning as well as of taste." Volume one explores the nature and causes of the emotions and passions. Volume two delineates principles of rhetoric and literary appreciation, ending with a discussion of the formation of a standard of taste. Kames illustrated both volumes with a vast range of examples from classical literature and the arts of his own day.Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782) was one of the leaders of the Scottish Enlightenment.Peter Jones is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on , , and .
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ISBN 9781614871972
Published 11 Jul 2005
Publisher Liberty Fund Inc.
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics

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ISBN-13 9781614871972
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Liberty Fund Inc.
Imprint Liberty Fund Inc.
Released 11 Jul 2005
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook – In Two Volumes
Edition In Two Volumes
Author(s) By Home, Lord Kames, Henry
Edited by Jones, Peter
Series Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics
Category Literary Theory
Number of Pages 864
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Dewey Code 801.95
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years