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The Resource Freedom's moment : an essay on the French idea of liberty from Rousseau to Foucault, Paul M. Cohen

Freedom's moment : an essay on the French idea of liberty from Rousseau to Foucault, Paul M. Cohen

Label
Freedom's moment : an essay on the French idea of liberty from Rousseau to Foucault
Title
Freedom's moment
Title remainder
an essay on the French idea of liberty from Rousseau to Foucault
Statement of responsibility
Paul M. Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • What kind of freedom, and what kind of individual, has the French Revolutionary tradition sought to propagate? Paul Cohen finds a distinctly French articulation of freedom in the texts and lives of eight renowned cultural critics who lived between the eighteenth century and the present day: Rousseau, Robespierre, Stendhal, Michelet, Bergson, Peguy, Sartre, and Foucault. Arranged not chronologically but according to the narrative themes and structures the protagonists held in common, Cohen's study discerns a single master narrative of liberty in modern France. Cohen captures these radicals as they denounce bourgeois and utilitarian values, the power of Church and State, and the corrupting influence of everyday politics
  • An eloquent and insightful work on French political culture, Freedom's Moment also helps explain how France, even as it has oscillated between political stagnation and crisis, has held onto its faith that liberty, equality, and fraternity remain within its grasp
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Paul M.
Dewey number
123/.5/0944
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.L45
LC item number
C64 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberty
  • Philosophy, French
Label
Freedom's moment : an essay on the French idea of liberty from Rousseau to Foucault, Paul M. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Moment of Freedom
  • 6.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The Myth of the Consecrated Heretic
  • 3.
  • Hell and Other People
  • 4.
  • The Critique of Society
Control code
35172507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9780226112855
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96017928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Freedom's moment : an essay on the French idea of liberty from Rousseau to Foucault, Paul M. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Moment of Freedom
  • 6.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The Myth of the Consecrated Heretic
  • 3.
  • Hell and Other People
  • 4.
  • The Critique of Society
Control code
35172507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9780226112855
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96017928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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