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From perfectibility to perversion : meliorism in eighteenth-century France, Michael E. Winston

Label
From perfectibility to perversion : meliorism in eighteenth-century France
Title
From perfectibility to perversion
Title remainder
meliorism in eighteenth-century France
Statement of responsibility
Michael E. Winston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Perfectibility to Perversion: Meliorism in Eighteenth-Century France traces the evolution of human perfectibility discourse during the second half of the eighteenth century and the early post-Revolutionary era in France. Examining key articulations of Enlightenment meliorism as it shifts between open-ended models of human perfectibility and "fixist" conceptions of the human body, this book will appeal to a range of specialists because it draws on a variety of primary sources, from Buffon and Rousseau to important medical theorists of the pre- and post-Revolutionary period, and juxtaposes seemingly disparate domains of inquiry in informative and provocative fashion."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winston, Michael E
Dewey number
840.9/384
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ265
LC item number
.W56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The age of revolution and romanticism
Series volume
v. 34
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French literature
  • Philosophy, French
  • Medicine
  • Pornography
Label
From perfectibility to perversion : meliorism in eighteenth-century France, Michael E. Winston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-183) 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
Framing perfectibility -- Progress and decline -- Open economies -- La destination "naturelle" de la femme -- Male Perfectibility, Male Degeneracy -- Revolution and regeneration -- La régénération foutative
Control code
57531536
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 189 pages
Isbn
9780820474953
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005002300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
From perfectibility to perversion : meliorism in eighteenth-century France, Michael E. Winston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-183) 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
Framing perfectibility -- Progress and decline -- Open economies -- La destination "naturelle" de la femme -- Male Perfectibility, Male Degeneracy -- Revolution and regeneration -- La régénération foutative
Control code
57531536
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 189 pages
Isbn
9780820474953
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005002300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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