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Religious Moralists

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter is chiefly devoted to Pierre Nicole and François Lamy, both to a certain extent followers of Descartes, though Jacques Esprit, a sometime collaborator of La Rochefoucauld’s, is also ... More


The Quarrel of the Imaginaires

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In December 1665 Jean Desmarets engaged the Jansenist apologist Pierre Nicole in a doctrinal controversy, which Nicole turned into a personal ad hominem attack on Desmarets: the Quarrel of the ... More


The French Reception of Thomas Hobbes

Robin Douglass

in Rousseau and Hobbes: Nature, Free Will, and the Passions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198724964
eISBN:
9780191792441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724964.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter sets out the intellectual context for Rousseau’s engagement with Hobbes by surveying Hobbes’s French reception during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The chapter ... More


Privatizing Royal Conscience

Nicole Reinhardt

in Voices of Conscience: Royal Confessors and Political Counsel in Seventeenth-Century Spain and France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198703686
eISBN:
9780191772856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703686.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

By 1700 the concept of counsel of conscience and the trust in royal confessors as competent counsellors had collapsed. In the wake of the regime change that followed both the death of Louis XIV and ... More


Prefacing the Theodicy

Christia Mercer

in New Essays on Leibniz's Theodicy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660032
eISBN:
9780191761133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660032.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter asks that we step back from the main text of the Theodicy and attend to its Preface. It shows that the Preface performs two crucial preparatory tasks that have not been properly ... More


Self-Knowledge and Self-Deception in Modern Moral Philosophy

Aaron Garrett

in Self-Knowledge: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190226411
eISBN:
9780190226442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226411.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter outlines what I refer to as the self-knowledge tradition: that we can attain self-knowledge via our natural reason, that the attainment of self-knowledge is a key goal of philosophy, and ... More


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