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Thinking about Other People in Nineteenth-Century British Writing

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Nineteenth-century life and literature are full of strange accounts that describe the act of one person thinking about another as an ethically problematic, sometimes even a dangerously powerful thing to do. Adela Pinch explains why, when, and under what conditions it is possible, or desirable, to believe that thinking about another person could affect them. She explains ...more
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published July 31st 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published July 7th 2006)
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Michael Meeuwis
Feb 05, 2014 Michael Meeuwis rated it it was amazing
A lucid account of a fascinating phenomenon--and, indeed, a useful framing/unearthing of that phenomenon itself. The book brings to the conversation previously-unread philosophers; shows how their ideas inform the interior logic of nineteenth-century texts; and does so in a way that is not explicitly anti-theory, but that relies almost entirely on the books' own self-theorizing. Also, very clear writing to complement a seemingly simple--but endlessly complex--idea. Useful to other work; I also, ...more
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