Postmodernism and the Enlightenment: New Perspectives in Eighteenth-Century French Intellectual History [NOOK Book]


First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Postmodernism and the Enlightenment: New Perspectives in Eighteenth-Century French Intellectual History

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Editorial Reviews

Considering the Enlightenment not as the outworn Other that postmodernism defines itself by opposing, but rather a surviving heritage that postmodernism itself must locate itself within, US scholars of history and literature explore such topics as Montesquieu in the Caribbean: the colonial Enlightenment between and ; the of Denis Diderot as an 18th-century time machine; and reproducing Utopia: Jeanne-Maria Leprince de Beaumont's . All but one of the 11 essays first appeared in volume 25 (summer 1999), some in earlier form. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136696282
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 236
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel Gordon is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is author of Citizens without Sovereignty: Equality and Sociability in French Thought, 1670-1789 and translator and editor of Bedford/St. Martin's recent edition of Candide. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Postmodernism and the French Enlightenment 1
Montesquieu in the Caribbean: The Colonial Enlightenment Between Code Noir and Code Civil 7
Man in the Mirror: Language, the Enlightenment, and the Postmodern 31
An Eighteenth-Century Time Machine: The Encyclopedia of Denis Diderot 45
Virtuous Economies: Modernity and Noble Expenditure from Montesquieu to Caillois 67
Rationalizing the Enlightenment: Postmodernism and Theories of Anti-Semitism 93
Writing the History of Censorship in the Age of Enlightenment 117
Reproducing Utopia: Jeanne-Marie Leprince De Beaumont's the New Clarissa 147
The Pre-Postmodernism of Carl Becker 161
Foucault, Nietzsche, Enlightenment: Some Historical Considerations 179
On the Supposed Obsolescence of the French Enlightenment 201
Contributors 223
Index 225
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