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  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Vom Gesellschaftsvertragby Karlfriedrich Herb; Reinhard Brandt

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 521.00

    Bescheiden im Umfang, revolutionär in der Wirkung, kontrovers in der Deutung: Rousseaus Schrift "Vom Gesellschaftsvertrag oder die Prinzipien des Staatsrechts" (1762) gehört bis heute zu den unangefochtenen Klassikern der Politischen Philosophie der Moderne. Der Gesellschaftsvertrag, der Umschlagort von Naturzustand und Staat, ist paradox; er soll... more...

  • Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Speciesby Mary Efrosini Gregory

    Routledge 2006; US$ 95.00

    Examines how Dr Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combines ideas from these sources to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype. more...

  • Framed Narrativesby Jay Caplan; Jochen Schulte-Sasse

    University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 36.00

    Framed Narratives was first published in 1985. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The work of French philosophe Denis Diderot (1713-1784) has inspired conflicting reactions in those who encounter... more...

  • Sadeby Marcel Hénaff; Xavier Callahan

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 90.00

    Decried as a misogynist and pornographer, imprisoned for debauchery and for his writings, there is scarcely a cultural figure as flamboyant and controversial as the Marquis de Sade, the father of the new libertine body. But this is not the only way to see Sade. In this long-awaited English translation, Hénaff says that Sade should be discussed less... more...

  • Rousseau and Freedomby Christie McDonald; Stanley Hoffmann

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    A 2010 volume of essays by experts in the field, exploring freedom in Rousseau's thought from a variety of standpoints. more...

  • Rousseau and l’Infâmeby Ourida Mostefai; John T. Scott

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80

    Ecrasez l’infâme ! Voltaire’s rallying cry against fanaticism resonates with new force today. Nothing suggests the complex legacy of the Enlightenment more than the struggle of superstition, prejudice, and intolerance advocated by most of the Enlightenment philosophers, regardless of their ideological differences. The aim of this book... more...

  • Medidas naturales (Natural Measures)by Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99

    We need to measure the things around us in order to build and make things. Before we had standard measures, people used natural measures including body parts and objects. One of the first measures was a cubit—the length of a man's arm from his elbow to the tip of his middle finger. Another was the mile, which was equal to 1,000 steps. Some... more...

  • Rétif de la Bretonne spectateur nocturne.by Philippe Barr

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 47.00

    À la lumière d’une réflexion sur les motifs politiques à l’origine du sort réservé à l’œuvre de Rétif de la Bretonne par ses contemporains, cet essai propose de replacer l’écriture rétivienne au sein des stratégies de pouvoir qui, de Fontenelle à Marmontel, sont à... more...

  • Logic and Humour in the Fabliauxby Roy J. Pearcy

    Boydell & Brewer 2007; US$ 99.00

    A theoretically defensible inventory of the fabliaux based on a new structural definition. more...

  • Marquis De Sade’s Veiled Social Criticismby James R Weiss

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 139.95

    This work aims to separate de Sade the individual from his image in order to better understand his philosophy regarding the “libertine” status quo on the Ancien Régime in France. By doing so, his prophetic magnum opus, The One Hundred Days of Sodom, is parted from the accretions of misapprehension which have surrounded it and shown as... more...