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The French Enlightenment and its others : the Mandarin, the savage, and the invention of the human sciences

Author: David Allen Harvey
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
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This book explores the French Enlightenment's use of cross-cultural comparisons--particularly the figures of the Chinese mandarin and American and Polynesian savage- to praise of critique aspects of European society and to draw general conclusions regarding human nature, natural law, and the rise and decline of civilizations. Following such comparisons across a variety of contexts over the course of the eighteenth  Read more...
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Harvey, David Allen, 1971-
French Enlightenment and its others.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2012010442
(OCoLC)774489932
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Allen Harvey
ISBN: 9781137002549 1137002549 1283588536 9781283588539
OCLC Number: 809796440
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 271 pages).
Contents: Philosophy in the Seraglio --
The Wisdom of the East --
The New World and the Noble Savage --
The Last Frontiers --
The Varieties of Man --
An Indelible Stain --
The Apotheosis of Europe.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Responsibility: David Allen Harvey.

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