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Suffering scholars : pathologies of the intellectual in Enlightenment France

Author: Anne C Vila
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Intellectual history of the modern age.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suffering Scholars focuses on the medical and literary dimensions of the cult of celebrity that developed around intellectuals during the French Enlightenment. Anne C. Vila shows how the ""suffering scholar"" syndrome deeply influenced debates about the consequences of book-learning on both the individual body and the body politic.
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All Authors / Contributors: Anne C Vila
ISBN: 9780812294804 0812294807
OCLC Number: 1027476986
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Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Medicine and the Cult of the Thinker, 1750-89; 2. The Ardor for Study: Inwardness and the Zealous Cerebralist; 3. Passions and the Philosophe; 4. Corporality and the Life of the Mind in Voltaire and Diderot; 5. Melancholy, Genius, and Intellectual Identity: The Cases of Rousseau and Staël; 6. Refashioning Intellectual Pathologies in the Wake of the Revolution; Epilogue. Not So Singular, After All?; Notes; Bibliography of Primary Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Intellectual history of the modern age.
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