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Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex, and Agency in the Canterbury Tales

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Mark Miller's innovative study argues that Chaucer's Canterbury Tales represent an extended mediation on agency, autonomy and practical reason. This philosophical aspect of Chaucer's interests can help us understand what is both sophisticated and disturbing about his explorations of love, sex and gender. Partly through fresh readings of the Consolation of Philosophy and the Romance of the Rose, Miller charts Chaucer's position in relation to the association in the Christian West between problems of autonomy and problems of ...

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Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex, and Agency in the Canterbury Tales
2009, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521100663

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Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex, and Agency in the Canterbury Tales
2005, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521842365

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