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From Perfectibility To Perversion: Meliorism In Eighteenth-century France (The Age of Revolution and Romanticism: Interdisciplinary Studies)

by Michael E. Winston

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Published by Peter Lang Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European - French,
  • General,
  • Europe - France,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Social Science,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • 18th century,
  • France,
  • French literature,
  • History,
  • History and criticism,
  • Medicine,
  • Philosophy, French,
  • Sociology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages189
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11397792M
    ISBN 100820474959
    ISBN 109780820474953

    Description: "From Perfectibility to Perversion: Meliorism in Eighteenth-Century France" traces the evolution of human perfectibility discourse during the second half of the eighteenth century and the early post-Revolutionary era in France. Examining key articulations of Enlightenment meliorism as it shifts between open-ended models of human.   Anne C. Vila, Enlightenment and Pathology: Sensibility in the Literature and Medicine of Eighteenth-Century France (Baltimore, ); Michael E. Winston, From Perfectibility to Perversion: Meliorism in Eighteenth-Century France (New York, ); Sean M. Quinlan, The Great Nation in Decline: Sex, Modernity and Health Crises in Revolutionary Cited by:

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    Full text of "Pessimism: A History and a Criticism" See other formats. Anne C. Vila, Enlightenment and Pathology: Sensibility in the Literature and Medicine of Eighteenth-Century France (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, ), 2 Année littéraire, 30 August , 3 Françoise de Graffigny, Choix de lettres, ed. English Showalter (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, ), 3.


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