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Peter A. Dale
University of California, Davis (Davis, CA 95618-6153)

The Impact of Positivist Thought on Literary Theory and Criticism, ca. 1830-1930

To study the influence of positivism (the conviction that philosophy provides us with no knowledge of a reality transcending the world of science and common sense) on the concept of literature and on aesthetical thought.

Project fields:
Literary Criticism

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1978 – 9/30/1978