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Explanation and Power

The Control of Human Behavior

1988
Author:

Morse Peckham

Explanation and Power

“Morse Peckham works ‘philosphically,’ making his abstract discourse concrete with examples from everyday experience as well as from the history of science and the performing arts. The result bears little resemblance to the standard academic treatise (and if it did, it wouldn’t be by Morse Peckham). Rather, in Explanation and Power, we have a hybrid, a book that is perfectly comprehensible to a patient college undergraduate, and , at the same time, a primary theoretical text, an original contribution to a complex topic.” -- Gregory Ulmer, University of Florida

Explanation and Power

Morse Peckham was professor of comparative literature, emeritus, at the University of South Carolina. His books include Beyond the Tragic Vision, Art and Pornography, Victorian Revolutionaries, and Romanticism and Ideology.

Explanation and Power

“Morse Peckham works ‘philosphically,’ making his abstract discourse concrete with examples from everyday experience as well as from the history of science and the performing arts. The result bears little resemblance to the standard academic treatise (and if it did, it wouldn’t be by Morse Peckham). Rather, in Explanation and Power, we have a hybrid, a book that is perfectly comprehensible to a patient college undergraduate, and , at the same time, a primary theoretical text, an original contribution to a complex topic.” -- Gregory Ulmer, University of Florida