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The Resource The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism, Sharon A. Stanley, (electronic book)

The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism, Sharon A. Stanley, (electronic book)

Label
The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism
Title
The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism
Statement of responsibility
Sharon A. Stanley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sharon A. Stanley analyzes cynicism from a political-theoretical perspective, arguing that cynicism isn't unique to our time. Instead, she posits that cynicism emerged in the works of French Enlightenment philosophers, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Denis Diderot. She explains how eighteenth-century theories of epistemology, nature, sociability, and commerce converged to form a recognizably modern form of cynicism, foreshadowing postmodernism. While recent scholarship and popular commentary has depicted cynicism as threatening to healthy democracies and political practices, Stanley argues instead that the French philosophes reveal the possibility of a democratically hospitable form of cynicism"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanley, Sharon A.
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JA84.F8
LC item number
S69 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Cynicism
  • Enlightenment
Label
The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism, Sharon A. Stanley, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC866905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 225 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107014640
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The French enlightenment and the emergence of modern cynicism, Sharon A. Stanley, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC866905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 225 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107014640
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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