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Freedom's moment an essay on the French idea of liberty from Rousseau to Foucault

Paul M. Cohen (Paul Michael), 1955-

1997

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  • Title:
    Freedom's moment an essay on the French idea of liberty from Rousseau to Foucault
  • Author: Paul M. Cohen (Paul Michael), 1955-
  • Description: Freedom's Moment; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; A Note on Translations; ONE Introduction; TWO The Myth of the Consecrated Heretic; THREE Hell and Other People; FOUR The Critique of Society; FIVE The Moment of Freedom; SIX Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index
    What kind of freedom, and what kind of individual, has the French Revolutionary tradition sought to propagate? Paul Cohen finds a distinctly French articulation of freedom in the texts and lives of eight renowned cultural critics who lived between the eighteenth century and the present day. Arranged not according to the lives and times of its protagonists but to the narrative themes and structures they held in common, Cohen's study discerns a single master narrative of liberty in modern France. He captures these radicals, whose tradition bids them to resist the authority of power
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (244 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-226-11291-8;ISBN 1-281-22323-9;ISBN 9786611223236
  • Subjects: Liberty -- History; Philosophy, French; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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