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Canonizing Sade: Eros, Democracy, and Differentiation

James A. Steintrager

in The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Considers the reception of eighteenth-century radical libertinism, especially of the Marquis de Sade, during the twentieth century in sexual liberation thought, critical theory, and popular culture; ... More


Normalizing the Marquis de Sade: Iwan Bloch and Historical Sexology

Ralph M. Leck

in Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040009
eISBN:
9780252098185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040009.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter recognizes Iwan Bloch as the first sexual theorist since Ulrichs to rebuke sexual degeneration as a viable scientific hypothesis. Bloch accomplished this deconstruction via the invention ... More


Introduction: Whose Sexual Revolution?

James A. Steintrager

in The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Introduces the literary roots and socio-political context of radical libertinism in eighteenth-century France with an emphasis on satire, philosophical skepticism, and the disenfranchisement of the ... More


The Marquis de Sade in the Twentieth Century

Catherine Toal

in The Entrapments of Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269341
eISBN:
9780823269396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269341.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Post-war French philosophy is pervaded by readings of the work of the Marquis de Sade (from Maurice Blanchot, Pierre Klossowski, Simone de Beauvoir, Georges Bataille, and, most notoriously, Jacques ... More


Asylum or Political Prison?

Laure Murat

in The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon: Toward a Political History of Madness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226025735
eISBN:
9780226025872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025872.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sheds light on the ambiguity between prison and hospital. After the French Revolution, many clinics were transformed into prisons, while continuing to practice medicine, and it is ... More


Marquis de Sade

Christian Grünnagel

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade (1740–1814), appears in European literature and culture like a ghostly figure whose prolific and monstrous works haunt not only nineteenth-century French ... More


An Aesthetics of Transgressive Pornography

Michael Newall

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter targets works of literary pornography that achieve their primary effect, sexual arousal, in part by representing a particular kind of norm-breaking, namely the violation of social or ... More


A Sadean Community

Jacques Lezra

in Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232352
eISBN:
9780823235889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232352.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers three ways one might seek to describe a class of material concepts (that is, to define “terror” in this sense), in such a way that they can become an ... More


Sade and Stendhal

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the philosophy of the Marquis de Sade and how it is derived from the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, specifically Rousseau’s Confessions. Although Sade’s ideas were indeed ... More


Must We Burn Lars von Trier?: Antichrist

Lori J. Marso

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the feminist elements in von Trier’s Antichrist (2009). The film itself is rife with images of sexual violence and bodies in pain—to say nothing of its suffering heroine—making ... More


Why Did Sade Write?

Michel Foucault

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds)

in Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this two-part lecture series, Foucault addresses the notion of literature and claims it begins with the work of Sade. Other written works may have existed, which were significant for their time, ... More


The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade

Armando Maggi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501345
eISBN:
9780226501369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Italian novelist, poet, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was brutally killed in Rome in 1975, a macabre end to a career that often explored humanity's capacity for violence and cruelty. Along with ... More


Theoretical Discourses and Erotic Scenes

Michel Foucault

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds)

in Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Through a discussion of Sade’s work La Nouvelle Justine and Juliette Foucault analyzes the relationship between truth and desire in the work of Sade. He does so in two ways: first, by addressing the ... More


Resisting Adorno, Revamping Kant

Thierry de Duve

in Aesthetics at Large: Volume 1: Art, Ethics, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226546568
eISBN:
9780226546872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546872.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter offers a polemical Auseinandersetzung with Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory and his philosophy in general. The chapter’s premise is the realization of how much Adorno was torn ... More


Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Jean-François Bert and Mathieu Potte-Bonneville (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

As a transformative thinker of the twentieth century, whose work spanned all branches of the humanities, Michel Foucault had a complex and profound relationship with literature. And yet this critical ... More


The Sadean Violence of the Kantian Other

Tina Beattie

in Theology after Postmodernity: Divining the Void--A Lacanian Reading of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199566075
eISBN:
9780191747359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566075.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Lacan argues that the Marquis de Sade represents the destructive force that arises from the empty formalism of Kant’s moral law. This chapter explores Lacan’s dystopian critique of the Sadean ... More


Clinical Prospects for a Future Philosophy

Aaron Schuster

in The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The problem of the relationship between Deleuze and Lacan raises more generally that of the relationship between philosophy and psychoanalysis. I develop this around the question of psychopathology: ... More


Conclusion: Distracted Republic

Jacques Lezra

in Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232352
eISBN:
9780823235889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232352.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter concludes with a concrete treatment of the conceptual scenarios the book has set out with. In “Distracted Republic”, the radical republicanism one finds in ... More


The Silence of the Mad

Michel Foucault

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds)

in Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This consists of an interview with Michel Foucault by Jean Doat on madness and silence. The discussion, using excerpts from King Lear, Don Quixote, Rameau’s Nephew, and Artaud’s correspondence with ... More


What Is Literature?

Michel Foucault

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds)

in Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A discussion of the relation between language, the literary work, and literature. Foucault reexamens themes that appear in his writings on literature in the 1960s. During the first part of the ... More


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