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The Resource Casanova : enlightenment philosopher, edited by Ivo Cerman, Susan Reynolds and Diego Lucci

Casanova : enlightenment philosopher, edited by Ivo Cerman, Susan Reynolds and Diego Lucci

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Casanova : enlightenment philosopher
Title
Casanova
Title remainder
enlightenment philosopher
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ivo Cerman, Susan Reynolds and Diego Lucci
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eng
Summary
"The stereotype of Casanova as a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover has been so pervasive that generations of historians have failed to take serious account of his philosophical legacy. This has recently changed, however, as the publication of the definitive edition of his memoirs and the majority of his longer treatises has heralded a surge of interest in the writer. This book constitutes an interpretive turn in Casanova studies in which the author is positioned as a highly perceptive and engaged observer of the Enlightenment. Drawing primarily on Casanova's large body of manuscripts and lesser-known works, the contributors reveal a philosopher whose writings covered topics ranging from sensual pleasure to suicide. Analysing Casanova's œuvre from the perspective of moral philosophy, contributors show how several of his works - including his historical writings and satirical essays on human folly - contribute to the Enlightenment quest for a secular morality. A major feature of this book is the first English annotated translation of Federico Di Trocchio's seminal article 'The philosophy of an adventurer', which paved the way for a re-evaluation of Casanova as a serious philosopher. In subsequent chapters contributors uncover the Italian context of Casanova's anticlericalism, analyse the sources of his views on suicide and explore the philosophical dialogues contained in his recently published manuscripts. Casanova: Enlightenment philosopher marks a turning point in literary and philosophical studies of the eighteenth century, and is an indispensable resource for analysing and interpreting the work of this previously overlooked Enlightenment thinker."--
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1977-
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  • Cerman, Ivo
  • Reynolds, Susan Helen
  • Lucci, Diego
Series statement
Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment,
Series volume
2016:09
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  • Casanova, Giacomo
  • Casanova, Giacomo
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Enlightenment
  • Casanova, Giacomo Girolamo
  • Enlightenment
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophie
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Casanova : enlightenment philosopher, edited by Ivo Cerman, Susan Reynolds and Diego Lucci
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-242) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the philosophy of Giacomo Casanova -- Part I: Casanova's philosophy: an overview -- Casanova's observations on moral philosophy -- The philosophy of the adventurer: Giacomo Casanova beyond libertinism and Enlightenment -- Part II: National contexts -- Italian Enlightenment debates on religion and Church: Casanova's philosophy and its background -- Casanova and his considerations on the partition of Poland -- Part III: Case studies -- Casanova on suicide -- Casanova: writing the dream between philosophy and autobiography -- Voltaire, Casanova and the Dialogues chré́tiens: an investigation -- 'Je viens pour vous convertir': Casanova's dialogues on philosophy and religion
Control code
959334201
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780729411844
Lccn
2016416711
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959334201
Label
Casanova : enlightenment philosopher, edited by Ivo Cerman, Susan Reynolds and Diego Lucci
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the philosophy of Giacomo Casanova -- Part I: Casanova's philosophy: an overview -- Casanova's observations on moral philosophy -- The philosophy of the adventurer: Giacomo Casanova beyond libertinism and Enlightenment -- Part II: National contexts -- Italian Enlightenment debates on religion and Church: Casanova's philosophy and its background -- Casanova and his considerations on the partition of Poland -- Part III: Case studies -- Casanova on suicide -- Casanova: writing the dream between philosophy and autobiography -- Voltaire, Casanova and the Dialogues chré́tiens: an investigation -- 'Je viens pour vous convertir': Casanova's dialogues on philosophy and religion
Control code
959334201
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780729411844
Lccn
2016416711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959334201

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