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dc.contributor.authorWeston, Rowland
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-01T21:59:19Z
dc.date.available2010-07-01T21:59:19Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationWeston, R. (2009). History, Memory, and Moral Knowledge: William Godwin's Essay on Sepulchres (1809). The European Legacy, 14(6), 651-665.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1470-1316
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4075
dc.description.abstractIn 1809 the radical English philosopher, novelist, and historian William Godwin published Essay on Sepulchres—a proposal to mark the burial sites of the morally great with a simple wooden cross. This paper explores Godwin's essay in terms of his evolution as moral philosopher and historian. While Godwin is commonly renowned as a utilitarian rationalist given to optimistic assertions on human perfectibility, this essay demonstrates the extent to which his moral theory depended on emotion and intuition and how he came to posit an alternative mode of historical perception which queried the progressivist assumptions of 'Enlightenment' historiography.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/10848770903259136en_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author's accepted version of an article published in the journal: The European Legacy. 2009 International Society for the Study of European Ideas.
dc.subjecthistoryen_NZ
dc.subjectWilliam Godwin’s Essayen_NZ
dc.titleHistory, Memory, and Moral Knowledge: William Godwin's Essay on Sepulchres (1809)en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10848770903259136en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfThe European Legacyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page651en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34475
pubs.end-page665en_NZ
pubs.issue6en_NZ
pubs.volume14en_NZ


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