The Triumph of Spirit Over Law: Free Will Versus Determinism in Adam Bede

Title

The Triumph of Spirit Over Law: Free Will Versus Determinism in Adam Bede

Description

One of the primary intellectual influences that shaped George Eliot's thought was positivism, or rather the various influence of positivistic philosophers such as Comte, Mill, Spencer, Feuerbach and Lewes, who each in his own way subscribed to an empiricism dictating that knowledge of anything but actual phenomena is impossible, and…

Creator

William H. Klein

Source

George Eliot Fellowship Review
1990: 21, 80-89

Publisher

GEFR and George Eliot Archive

Date

Published 1990
Digitized 2017

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Citation

William H. Klein, “The Triumph of Spirit Over Law: Free Will Versus Determinism in Adam Bede,” George Eliot Review Online, accessed September 22, 2021, https://www.georgeeliotreview.org/items/show/300.