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Author Kavanagh, Thomas M

Title Enlightened pleasures : eighteenth-century France and the new epicureanism / Thomas M. Kavanagh

Publ Info New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press : Annie Burr Lewis Fund, [2010]
 Bryant Main Stacks  DC133.8 .K38 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DC133.8 .K38 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  DC133.8 .K38 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  DC133.8 K38 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
LC subject France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
Philosophy, French -- 18th century
France -- Civilization -- Greek influences
Epicureans (Greek philosophy)
French literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
ISBN 9780300140941 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300140940 (cloth : alk. paper)