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by L. O'Connell,P. Cryle

Author: L. O'Connell,P. Cryle
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (December 9, 2003)
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Other
Rating: 4.1
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Libertine Enlightenment is a multi-author collection of essays covering several aspects of libertine thought as it developed during the Enlightenment, including sexual liberty, personal liberty, and political liberty. The book contains the following sections and essays: Part I. Disquieting Theories.

Introduction The Libertine Reader: Eroticism and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France.

In France, Germany and Britain, ‘philosophy’ came in the eighteenth century to be defined in its modern sense as the disciplined exercise of Reason. Introduction The Libertine Reader: Eroticism and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France.

Lisa O’Connell is a lecturer in eighteenth-century British literature and culture in the School of English, Media Studies and Art .

Lisa O’Connell is a lecturer in eighteenth-century British literature and culture in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland.

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Never before has such an impressive selection of 18th century French libertine literature been assembled in English translation. The reader surveys the entire genre of this "philosophical," sometimes very erotic literature (from Denis Diderot and Crebillon fils to the divine Marquis de Sade). To my knowledge, at least two of the pieces have never been translated: Choderlos de Laclos' "On the Education of Women" and Vivant Denon's "No Tomorrow. Denon's piece is a particular treat and is perhaps the crown jewel of the collection.

Sex in the Eighteenth-century was not simply a pleasure; it had profound philosophical and political implications. Discussing prostitutes and politicians, philosophers and charlatans, confidence tricksters and novelists, Libertine Enlightenment presents a fascinating overview of the sexual dimension of enlightened modernity.

Libertine Enlightenment: Sex. P Cryle, L OConnell. Liberty, and Licence in the Eighteenth Century (2004: Palgrave Macmillan, NY), 0. 8. The natural and the normal in the history of sexuality. Psychology & Sexuality 1 (3), 191-199, 2010. Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle: The Makings of a" central Problem". Associated University Presse, 2008.

Sex in the Eighteenth-century was not simply a pleasure; it had profound philosophical and political implications. This book explores those implications, and in particular the links between sexual freedom and liberty in a variety of European and British contexts. Discussing prostitutes and politicians, philosophers and charlatans, confidence tricksters and novelists, Libertine Enlightenment presents a fascinating overview of the sexual dimension of enlightened modernity.