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Enlightened pleasures : eighteenth-century France and the new epicureanism, Thomas M. Kavanagh

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Enlightened pleasures : eighteenth-century France and the new epicureanism
Title
Enlightened pleasures
Title remainder
eighteenth-century France and the new epicureanism
Statement of responsibility
Thomas M. Kavanagh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Novelists, artists, and philosophers of the eighteenth century understood pleasure as a virtue - a gift to be shared with one's companion, with a reader, or with the public. In this daring new book, Thomas Kavanagh overturns the prevailing scholarly tradition that views eighteenth-century France primarily as the incubator of the Revolution. Instead, Kavanagh demonstrates how the art and literature of the era put the experience of pleasure at the center of the cultural agenda, leading to advances in both ethics and aesthetics."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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Kavanagh, Thomas M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC133.8
LC item number
.K38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • France
  • Philosophy, French
  • France
  • Epicureans (Greek philosophy)
  • Pleasure
  • French literature
Label
Enlightened pleasures : eighteenth-century France and the new epicureanism, Thomas M. Kavanagh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : A new epicureanism -- The pleasures of failure : Jourdan's Le guerrier philosophe -- Mirroring pleasure : La Morlière's Angola -- Life-writing as Epicurean allegory : Thérèse philosophe -- The esthetics of pleasure : Du Bos and Boucher -- Rousseau's Eudemony of liberty -- Laclos' Anthropology of pleasure -- Recasting the Epicurean novel : Mirabeau's La morale des sens -- Theaters of pleasure -- Conclusion : From pleasure to happiness
Control code
427438322
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9780300140941
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009027231
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)427438322
Label
Enlightened pleasures : eighteenth-century France and the new epicureanism, Thomas M. Kavanagh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : A new epicureanism -- The pleasures of failure : Jourdan's Le guerrier philosophe -- Mirroring pleasure : La Morlière's Angola -- Life-writing as Epicurean allegory : Thérèse philosophe -- The esthetics of pleasure : Du Bos and Boucher -- Rousseau's Eudemony of liberty -- Laclos' Anthropology of pleasure -- Recasting the Epicurean novel : Mirabeau's La morale des sens -- Theaters of pleasure -- Conclusion : From pleasure to happiness
Control code
427438322
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9780300140941
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009027231
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)427438322

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