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Bayle, Boulainvilliers, Montesquieu: Secular Monarchy versus the Aristocratic Republic

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

The pre-1750 Enlightenment fundamentally transformed political thought as it did every other aspect of western civilization and, here, Montesquieu has always rightly been identified as a key ... More


A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Aurelian Craiutu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Political moderation is the touchstone of democracy, which could not function without compromise and bargaining, yet it is one of the most understudied concepts in political theory. How can we ... More


Why Moderation?

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores moderation in French political thought during the period 1748–1830 by focusing on a wide range of political, historical, sociological, and philosophical writings related to the ... More


A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Theodore Zeldin

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is the first volume of a two-volume reinterpretation of France's achievement as a nation and of the individual experience of the French. This book tries to explain French idiosyncrasies, ... More


In Search of a Lost Archipelago

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines different visions of moderation in the history of French political thought. It first considers the reluctance to theorize about moderation, in part because moderation has often ... More


A mythical conversation: an Essay and a Vie1

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the first phase of Ramsay’s political works: the Essay de Politique (1719), Essay philosophique sur le gouvernement civil (1721) and the Vie de Fénelon (1723). It shows how ... More


Is Theory Good for the Jews?: French Thought and the Challenge of the New Antisemitism

Bruno Chaouat

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383346
eISBN:
9781786944092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383346.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For at least fifteen years, any keen observer of European society has been aware that antisemitism is no longer a matter of racial theory, nationalism, or exclusion of the “other.” While in the past ... More


The French Idea of History: Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794-1854

Carolina Armenteros

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449437
eISBN:
9780801462597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449437.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Émile Faguet described Joseph-Marie de Maistre (1753–1821) as: “A fierce absolutist, a furious theocrat…the champion of the hardest, narrowest, and most inflexible dogmatism…part learned doctor, part ... More


Gilbert Simondon

Alberto Toscano

in Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632992
eISBN:
9780748652570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632992.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter evaluates the influence of Gilbert Simondon on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. It suggests that attention to Simondon's presence in Deleuze's thought permits us to move beyond the ... More


What's These Worlds Coming To?

Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurélien Barrau

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263332
eISBN:
9780823266326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263332.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Our contemporary challenge, according to this book, is that a new world has quietly cropped up on us and is, in fact, already here. We no longer live in a world, but in worlds. We do not live in a ... More


Broken Tablets: Levinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion

Sarah Hammerschlag

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170598
eISBN:
9780231542135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170598.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Over a span of thirty years, twentieth-century French philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida held a conversation across texts. Sharing a Jewish heritage and a background in phenomenology, ... More


The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Irving Goh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book proposes a theory of the reject, a more adequate figure than the subject for thinking friendship, love, community, democracy, the postsecular, and the posthuman. Through close readings of ... More


Traces of War: Interpreting Ethics and Trauma in Twentieth-Century French Writing

Colin Davis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940421
eISBN:
9781786945112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940421.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The legacy of the Second World War remains unsettled; no consensus has been achieved about its meaning and its lasting impact. This is pre-eminently the case in France, where the experience of defeat ... More


Lyotard's Algeria: Theory and/or Politics

in Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality: The Anxiety of Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312304
eISBN:
9781846316166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316166.004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses Jean-François Lyotard's writing on Algeria, which introduces the pressing problem of theory's relation to the political at a time of postcolonial upheaval. Lyotard's many ... More


A Strange Christian:: Simone Weil

Florence de Lussy

in God's Mirror: Renewal and Engagement in French Catholic Intellectual Culture in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262373
eISBN:
9780823266425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262373.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Florence de Lussy traces the inner transformations and the tensions at play in the philosopher, mystic, and political activist Simone Weil that brought her tantalizingly close to Catholicism, ... More


“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State

Sabina Donati (ed.)

in A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784511
eISBN:
9780804787338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784511.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State


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