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The Publication of the Essai in 1755

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The intellectual and publishing background to the publication of the Essai are discussed. The book was published by Guillyn in Paris and probably at the instigation of Vincent de Gournay and his ... More


Richard Cantillon: Macroeconomic Modelling

Antoin E. Murphy

in The Genesis of Macroeconomics: New Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199543229
eISBN:
9780191715709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543229.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses Richard Cantillon's background and contributions to macroeconomics. The Essai sur la nature du commerce en général is Cantillon's only known work. The Essai is remarkable on ... More


David R. Boullier

John W. Yolton

in LOCKE AND FRENCH MATERIALISM

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242741
eISBN:
9780191680557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242741.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David R. Boullier was a significant writer on these topics, as well as a useful source for calm and reasoned commentary on the state of philosophy in his day. His writings include some important ... More


The Science of Man: Anthropological Speculation and Stadial Theory in Hyperion

Porscha Fermanis

in John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637805
eISBN:
9780748652181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637805.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Hyperion. In The History of America, William Robertson describes the effect on the colonies of a sophisticated but exploitative European government. Hyperion certainly has an ... More


Humboldt's Havana

Christopher P. Iannini

in Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835562
eISBN:
9781469601922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838181_iannini.13
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Alexander von Humboldt is a celebrated naturalist and author who compiled materials for what would become a fascinating physical and cultural geography of Havana, Cuba. In his essay entitled Essai ... More


On Reading Rousseau (1977)

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this 1977 essay, Paul de Man talks about Jean-Jacques Rousseau and how he is always being systematically misread. According to de Man, critics are blind with regard to their own insights, of the ... More


From the legal to the illegal: Schaeffer’s journey toward resistance and artistic exploration

Jane F. Fulcher

in Renegotiating French Identity: Musical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190681500
eISBN:
9780190681531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681500.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the cultural association called Jeune France, on Pierre Schaeffer’s initial relation to Vichy, and the goals that he believed they shared. It then traces the way in which his ... More


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