By: Kors, Alan Charles.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (374 p.).ISBN: 9781400869909.Subject(s): Enlightenment -- France | Holbach, Paul Henri Thiry, -- baron d', -- 1723-1789 | Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: D'Holbach's Coterie: An Enlightenment in ParisDDC classification: 194.9 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS; PREFACE ; INTRODUCTION; PART The Coterie Holbachique and the Enlightenment ; ONE The Members of the Coterie Holbachique; TWO Various Theses; THREE The Coterie Holbachique Devoilee; FOUR A Diversity of Philosophes; PART II The Members of the Coterie Holbachique and the Society of the Ancien Régime; FIVE- Origins; SIX Ascent; SEVEN Privilege; PART III The Members of the Coterie Holbachique and the French Revolution ; EIGHT The Remnant; N I N E Mastery and Order; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Students of the Enlightenment have long assumed that the major movement towards atheism in the Ancien Régime was centered in the circle of intellectuals who met at the home of Baron d'Holbach during the last half of the eighteenth century. This major critical study shows, contrary to the accepted views, that in fact, atheism was not the common bond of a majority of the members and that, far from being alienated figures, most of the members were privileged and publicly successful citizens devoted to peaceful and gradual reform. Alan Charles Kors determines the coterie's membership and discov
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