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Enlightened Pleasures: Eighteenth-Century France and the New Epicureanism.

Kavanagh, Thomas M.

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ISBN 10: 0300140940 / ISBN 13: 9780300140941
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New Haven :. Yale University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 264 pp.- 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. Kavanagh shows that pleasure is not necessarily hedonistic or opposed to Enlightenment ideals in general; rather, he argues that the pleasure of individuals is necessary for the welfare of their community. Condition : as new. English text. Condition : as new. ISBN 9780300140941[KEYWORDS: PHILOSOPHY, pictures. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 230936

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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.

Kavanagh shows that pleasure is not necessarily hedonistic or opposed to Enlightenment ideals in general; rather, he argues that the pleasure of individuals is necessary for the welfare of their community.

Über den Autor: Thomas M. Kavanagh, the Augustus R. Street Professor of French and department chair at Yale University, is the author of Dice, Cards, Wheels: A Different History of French Culture. He lives in Woodbridge, CT.

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