The ‘retroduction’ of this chapter aims to reconnect the images of ‘Proust's science’ with the rhetoric of sententiousness. In effect, it reconnects metaphor and maxim. The dynamic and literal readings of the maxims of A la recherche can be seen to parallel the ambiguities of the legislative and performative science of the text's metaphors. The generalities at the heart of the text constitute ‘scientific’ discoveries about human nature, the Proustian ‘laws’.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.