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Author Kavanagh, Thomas M.
Title Enlightened pleasures : eighteenth-century France and the new epicureanism / Thomas M. Kavanagh.
Publication Info New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press : Annie Burr Lewis Fund, c2010.


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Descript 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.
Note "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.
ISBN 9780300140941 (cloth)
0300140940 (cloth)
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Author Kavanagh, Thomas M.
Series The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Subject Philosophy, French -- 18th century.
Epicureans (Greek philosophy)
Pleasure.
French literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
France -- Civilization -- Greek influences.
Descript 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.
Note "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.
ISBN 9780300140941 (cloth)
0300140940 (cloth)
Author Kavanagh, Thomas M.
Series The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Subject Philosophy, French -- 18th century.
Epicureans (Greek philosophy)
Pleasure.
French literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
France -- Civilization -- Greek influences.
LOCATION SHELVED AT LOAN TYPE STATUS
 BJL 4th Floor  DC 133.8 K2  8 WEEK LOAN  AVAILABLE

Subject Philosophy, French -- 18th century.
Epicureans (Greek philosophy)
Pleasure.
French literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
France -- Civilization -- Greek influences.
Descript 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.
Note "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.
ISBN 9780300140941 (cloth)
0300140940 (cloth)

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