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  • The Marquis d?Argensby Julia Gasper

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99

    In The Marquis d?Argens : A Philosophical Life Julia Gasper analyzes the life and works of an influential Enlightenment writer and philosopher. Through meticulous research, Gasper provides the only comprehensive list of d?Argens? works and separates the realities of his life from the myths that have built up around him. 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...

  • On Art and Artistsby T. G. Rosenthal

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 35.99

    These critical essays on art and artists by T.G. Rosenthal, chosen by the author from his considerable output over more than fifty years of writing and reviewing, focus mainly on what has come to be known as ‘Modern British’ art - art from the 20th century. Rosenthal knew many of his subjects personally and some became friends: Michael Ayrton;... more...

  • The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sadeby Timo Airaksinen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    The Marquis de Sade is famous for his forbidden novels like Justine, Juliette , and the 120 Days of Sodom . Yet, despite Sade's immense influence on philosophy and literature, his work remains relatively unknown. His novels are too long, repetitive, and violent. At last in The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade , a distinguished philosopher provides... more...

  • Reading Fabliauxby Norris J. Lacy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Detailed readings of 10, and lighter discussions of many others, of the 150 medieval French bawdy poems that scholars generally find it necessary to discuss as a whole, thereby missing important individual characteristics. more...

  • Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques: Dialoguesby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Judith R. Bush; Christopher Kelly; Roger D. Masters

    Dartmouth College Press 2001; US$ 34.99

    Rousseau?s complete work, unified in English for the first time, premiers with an original translation of his Dialogues more...

  • Rousseau and Freedomby Christie McDonald; Stanley Hoffmann

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Rétif de la Bretonne spectateur nocturneby 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??uvre 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 l??uvre dans le champ symbolique et culturel des Lumières. À partir d?une étude détaillée... 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...