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How the French think : an affectionate portrait of an intellectual people

Author: Sudhir Hazareesingh
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the story of French intellectual thought to demonstrate how French ideas have fundamentally shaped the modern West, citing the contributions of such figures as Descartes, Rousseau, and Voltaire.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sudhir Hazareesingh
ISBN: 9780465032495 0465032494
OCLC Number: 900624136
Description: xii, 338 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A yearning towards universality --
The skull of Descartes --
Darkness and light --
Landscapes of Utopia --
The ideals of science --
To the left, and to the right --
The sum of their parts --
Interlude: new paths to the present --
Freedom and domination --
Writing for everybody --
The end of history --
The closing of the French mind --
Anxiety and optimism.
Responsibility: Sudhir Hazareesingh.

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Traces the story of French intellectual thought to demonstrate how French ideas have fundamentally shaped the modern West, citing the contributions of such figures as Descartes, Rousseau, and Voltaire.

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