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George Rliot and the religion of humanity

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Auguste Comte and George Eliot were both typical of their time but this thesis contend& that many of the elements of his system found expression in her novels. It contains three parts: a study of Comte's ideas, a short history of their propagation in England, and an analysis of Eliot's novels. An appendix examines the previous critica1 recognition of her Positivism.

In Part One, a brief consideration of Comte's life and philosophical context leads to a thematic treatment of his ...

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University of Oxford
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Publication date:
1977
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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