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- 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...
- 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 cubitthe 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80
Ecrasez linfâme ! Voltaires 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...
- 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...
- 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...