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Joseph de Maistre and the legacy of Enlightenment

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Although Joseph de Maistre has long been regarded as characterising the Counter-Enlightenment, his intellectual relationship to eighteenth-century philosophy remains unexplored. In this first comprehensive assessment of Joseph de Maistre’s response to the Enlightenment, a team of renowned scholars uncover a writer who was both the foe and heir of the philosophes.
While Maistre was deeply indebted to thinkers who helped to fashion the Enlightenment – Rousseau, the Cambridge Plato...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Voltaire Foundation Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-11-30
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VF1:467
Language:
English
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