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Post-revolutionary self : politics and psyche in France, 1750-1850

Author: Jan Goldstein
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Goldstein explores understandings of the self in France from the later 18th century through the Revolution, culminating in the 1840s. In particular, she examines the rise and triumph of Victor  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Victor Cousin; Victor Cousin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Goldstein
ISBN: 9780674016804 0674016807 9780674027695 0674027698
OCLC Number: 318614356
Description: xiv, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Psychological interiority versus self-talk --
I. The problem for which psychology furnished a solution. --
1. The perils of imagination at the end of the Old Regime --
2. The revolutionary schooling of imagination --
II. The politics of selfhood. --
3. Is there a self in this mental apparatus? --
4. An a priori self for the bourgeois male : Victor Cousin's project --
5. Cousinian hegemony --
6. Religious and secular access to the vie intérieure : Renan at the crossroads --
7. A palpable self for the socially marginal : the phrenological alternative.
Responsibility: Jan Goldstein.

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