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The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism, Sharon A. Stanley

Label
The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism
Title
The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism
Statement of responsibility
Sharon A. Stanley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sharon A. Stanley analyzes cynicism from a political-theoretical perspective, arguing that cynicism isn't unique to our time. Instead, she posits that cynicism emerged in the works of French Enlightenment philosophers, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Denis Diderot. She explains how eighteenth-century theories of epistemology, nature, sociability, and commerce converged to form a recognizably modern form of cynicism, foreshadowing postmodernism. While recent scholarship and popular commentary has depicted cynicism as threatening to healthy democracies and political practices, Stanley argues instead that the French philosophes reveal the possibility of a democratically hospitable form of cynicism"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanley, Sharon A.
Index
index present
LC call number
JA84.F8
LC item number
S69 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Cynicism
  • Enlightenment
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Cynicism
  • Enlightenment
  • Political science
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Aufklärung
  • Kynismus
  • France
  • Frankreich
Label
The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism, Sharon A. Stanley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The Enlightenment: 1. Enlightenment as disillusionment; 2. Unraveling natural Utopia; 3. The dark side of sociability; 4. The leveling power of commerce; 5. Hermits and cynics; Part II. The Present: 6. From Enlightenment to postmodernism; 7. Disenchanted democracy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 225 pages
Isbn
9781107014640
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011040847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757838237
  • (OCoLC)ocn757838237
Label
The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism, Sharon A. Stanley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The Enlightenment: 1. Enlightenment as disillusionment; 2. Unraveling natural Utopia; 3. The dark side of sociability; 4. The leveling power of commerce; 5. Hermits and cynics; Part II. The Present: 6. From Enlightenment to postmodernism; 7. Disenchanted democracy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 225 pages
Isbn
9781107014640
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011040847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757838237
  • (OCoLC)ocn757838237

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