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The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

David P. Kinloch

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book rescues Joseph Joubert from the ranks of minor French moralistes, and, by tracing the development of his thought from his time as secretary to Diderot through to the period of his ... More


Introduction

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This study of the thought and art of Joseph Joubert is directed specifically at the enigma posed by the workings of his mind. It is concerned with what he read, how he read, how this reading ... More


Platonism and Expressive Aesthetics

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Joseph Joubert has been cited in critical biographies and literary histories as one of the principal ‘Platonists’ of his period. However, the issue of Joubert's ‘Platonism’ is a complex one which ... More


The Early Years

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on an aspect of Joseph Joubert's activity, for it helps to counteract the tendency to dismiss him as the philosophic recluse of Villeneuve. Undoubtedly the passivity of Joubert's ... More


The Status of Art in the Carnets

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter demonstrates that Joseph Joubert was not content with simple, explicit refutation, but preferred the more devious strategy of using the vocabulary of writers like Pierre-Jean Georges ... More


Imagination and the Form of the carnets

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The status of the imagination in the Carnets is probably best examined in the context of Joseph Joubert's reading of works by Louis de Bonald and Nicolas Malebranche's De la recherche de la vérité. ... More


Politics and Aesthetics

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

One useful way of approaching the aesthetic dimension of Joseph Joubert's writing on political matters is to examine his attitude to the family and, in particular, to the role of the father in the ... More


Idea, Image, and Copy

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores how the discovery in Renaissance Neoplatonism of ideas allowed Joseph Joubert to pursue these ideas, particularly those relating to the relationship between idea, image, and ... More


Final Profile

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Carnets and their author are both representative of their period and milieu and of something more personal. Joseph Joubert refuses to be pinned down and conveniently defined by portraits of him ... More


The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment

Pierre Saint-Amand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149271
eISBN:
9781400838714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149271.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

We think of the Enlightenment as an era dominated by ideas of progress, production, and industry—not an era that favored the lax and indolent individual. But was the Enlightenment only about the ... More


The Line’s Desire

Jean-Luc Nancy

in The Pleasure in Drawing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823250936
eISBN:
9780823252671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823250936.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The line designates as its origin the point of contact between a thought and a gesture, between a sensibility and an activity. The line that divides and draws a form can be compared to the arrow ... More


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