Transactions of the Fifth International Congress on The Enlightenment / Actes du Cinquième Congrès International des Lumières / Atti del Quinto Congresso Internazionale Sull'illuminiso

BookTransactions of the Fifth International Congress on The Enlightenment / Actes du Cinquième Congrès International des Lumières / Atti del Quinto Congresso Internazionale Sull'illuminiso

Transactions of the Fifth International Congress on The Enlightenment / Actes du Cinquième Congrès International des Lumières / Atti del Quinto Congresso Internazionale Sull'illuminiso

[Volume II]

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 191

1980

January 1st, 1980

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Contents of volume 1
Inaugural addresses
Plenary sessions
1. The Enlightenment: problems of periodisation
2. Present-day viewpoints on the Enlightenment
3. The 'philosophes' and politics
4. The sciences and epistemology

Contents of volume 2
5. Reflecting upon history
6. Utopias and utopians
7. The sciences of society
8. The beginnings and development of political economy
9. Crisis and reform in the social institutions
10. Collective mentalities

Contents of volume 3
11. Religious trends
12. Anthropology and linguistics
13. Narrative theories and techniques
14. Dramatic forms and structures

Contents of volume 4
15. Poetry and poetics
16. Music and the figurative arts
17. The spread and social impact of books and culture
18. The portrayal and condition of women in eighteenth-century literature

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Contents6
Section 5. Reflecting upon history/La réflexion sur l'histoire/Lariflessione sulla storia8
Session 112
Gibbon and the stages of society: progress, ambivalence and corruption in the Decline and fall12
Scottish historians and the feudal system: the conceptualisation of social change12
Théorie et mise en oeuvre du concept de cause dans les Considérations de Montesquieu14
Storiografia e arte della politica nel testo originale dei Cahiers di Barnave15
Session 222
D'Alembert, Tacitus and the political sociology of despotism22
Hérodote et l'Atlantide: entre les Grecset les Juifs34
German antiquities and Gothie art in the earlyI talian Enlightenment34
Session 336
A note on alleged relativism in eighteenth-century European thought36
History and repetition: Vico, Rousseau and Holderlin39
Littérature, histoire et problème national à la findes Lumières en Allemagne39
La storia come progressa nell' Esquisse di Condorcet46
Diderot e l'Histoire des deux Indes: riflessioni sulla storia46
Session 448
Une bataille, quatre récits: quelques mises enscène de l'histoire au XVIIIe siècle48
Les Six époques de Beaumarchais: chronique del'histoire vue et vécue49
Illuminismo e storiografia filosofica: Brucker el'Encyclopédie56
Kant et la storia della filosofia62
Dal libertinismo erudito all'illuminismo: l'Histoire critique de la philosophie di A.-F. Boureau-Deslandes70
Structures mentales et communication internationale:l'image de la civilisation européenne chez Vico,Montesquieu et Dimitrie Cantemir76
La riflessione sulla storia antica nella cultura repubblicana inglese tra fine '600 e primo '700: Walter Moyle76
Section 6. Utopias and utopians/Utopies et utopistes/Utopia eutopisti84
Orientations et problèmes de l'utopie au siècledes Lumières: rapport de synthèse88
Alle origini dell'anarchismo moderno: DomDeschamps: la metafisica al servizio dell'utopia112
'Former l'homme nouveau': utopie et pédagogie pendant la Révolution française118
Désir et utopie chez foigny, Rétif et Casanova120
Utopian elements in Daniel Defoe's novels122
Tahiti, Diderot e l'utopia128
Aliénation et utopie: fonctions du héros dans lalittérature utopique française du XVIIIe siècle136
L'utopie chez Voltaire: de la philosophie au conte138
U topian nurtures139
Prévost's Cleveland and Voltaire's Candide146
Alexander Pope as utopian: Arcadia to apocalypse147
Utopia e realismo nel gioco politico del viandante solitario153
Comedy in Utopia: the literary imagination of Marivaux and the abbé Prévost159
Réflexions sur la cellule familiale dans l'utopiesociale de Sylvain Maréchal160
Johann Friedel's Danubian journey along theTurkish border to 'Menschen wie aus dem Schoosse derlieben Mutter Natur'162
Londres en 1781: une utopie inédite de L. S.Mercier168
L'utopie américaine du dr Guillotin169
Tendances autoritaires et tendances anarchiquesdans les utopies du xviiie siècle174
Morelly-Diderot: un'amicizia nascosta176
Utopia and dystopia in the oriental genre in England in the eighteenth century181
Utopia and 'the thing which is not': relationships between ideal and real in sorne utopian fictions186
Architecture, politique et utopie: vers une Foederapolis europeana: les monuments àla paix de Louis Combes187
L'utopia dalla scienza politica alla letteratura198
Esotérisme et utopie: L.-C. de Saint-Martin204
A colonial utopia: the Acadia of Robert Challe210
Utopie et littérature: la Basiliade de Morelly212
Résumé des discussions214
Conclusions216
Section 7. The sciences of society/Les sciences de la société/Scienzedella società224
Session 1228
Analisi di una similitudine: 'età dell'uomo' ed 'età del genere umano' in Turgot228
Le nécessaire et le superflu: antithèse des Lumières230
Virtue, commerce, and the science of manin early eighteenth-century Scotland231
Il 'craving for employment' nellascienza dell'uomo e della società di David Hume234
Session 2242
Despotism in Simon-Nicolas-Henri Linguet's science of society: theory and application242
Condorcet and the inherent contradiction in the American affirmation of natural rights and slaveholding249
Volney's science of political society: from observations to application255
I giacobini e le scienze sociali262
Section 8. The beginnings and development of political economy/Naissance et développement de l'économie politique/Nascita e sviluppo dell'economia politica270
Session 1274
Introduzione274
William Petty: macchina e organismo alleorigini dell'economia politica285
Two Adams in the Scottish Enlightenment:Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson on progress293
Vauvenargues, ou le moraliste devant la nécessité d'une économie politique300
Session 2309
Analisi della realtà ed elahorazione teorica neifisiocratici: a proposito della definizione di 'arti sterili'309
Turgot fra fisiocrazia e pensiero classico309
Libertà economica, prezzo e profitto nell'analisi fisiocratica310
Le premier dictionnaire d'économie politiqueen langue française315
La teoria della popolazione negli scrittoriitaliani del Settecento316
Conclusioni324
Section 9. Crisis and reform in the social institutions/La crise des institutionset les réformes/La crisi delle istituzioni e leriforme328
Session 1. France332
Anson in Frivola: an exercise in social criticism: Coyer's Découverte de l'île Frivole332
Charitable reform and the diffusion ofeconomie ideas in eighteenth-century France339
Reforming the French criminallaw at the end of the old regime: the example of president Dupaty347
Les modèles anglais et américain à l'Assemblée constituante353
The question of the refusai of the sacraments and the crisis in France in 1756-1757366
Essays in reform on the eve of revolution: the public essay contests of the Academy of Châlons-sur-Marne, France, 1776-1789366
Paths to political consciousness: the Assembly of notables, 1787367
L'affaire Cléreaux (Rouen 1785-1790): affrontements idéologiques et tensions institutionnelles sur la scène judiciaire de la fin du XVIIIe siècle373
Session 2. Italy381
Interpretazioni sul pensiero sociale di GaetanoFilangieri381
Tendenze riformatrici e città nuovenella Sicilia del Settecento388
L'assistenza ai poveri nell'Italia del Settecento395
Venezia allo specchio: la crisi delle istituzioni repubblicane negli scritti del patriziato (1670-1797)401
La città dell'Illuminismo408
Session 3· Spain, Germany, and Central Europe416
La discussione su Beccaria in Germania:K. F. Hommel e J. E. F. Schall416
Federico II ela politica agraria dell' assolutismo424
Enlightenment and the crisis of higher education in the Habsburg monarchy 1740-1780426
Riforma e reazione nellaGalizia settecentesca (1764-1798)435
Session 4· England and North America437
Eden betray'd: city motifs in satire437
Social protest in the eighteenth-century English novel443
Poland as seen by Americans 1785-1795446
Théorie et pratique du libéralisme réformateur: le paradoxe canadien (1760-1765)452
Section 10. Collective mentalities/Les mentalités collectives/Lementalità collettive462
Session 1466
The art of dying in eighteenth-century English biography and fiction466
La mort dans l'Encyclopédie467
Voltaire, Parnell and the hermit475
Session 2478
L'apparition de la mentalité sentimentale dans la vielittéraire de la Hongrie des lumières478
The Imperial educational society for noble girlsin St Petersburg (1765-1796)484
L'idée de 'bonheur' chez ma dame de Staël485
Session 3490
Démons, merveilles et philosophie à l'âge classique490
Des Lumières à l'Illuminisme: Cazotte et sonmonde496
Le philosophe et la diseuse de bonne aventure503
Session 4504
Almanachs français et mentalités collectivesau dix-huitième siècle504
The French Revolutionary catechisms: ruptures and continuities with Classical, Christian and Enlightenment moralities512
Représentation, étiologie et prophylaxie descatastrophes naturelles au dix-huitième siècle514
Session 5521
'Emotions' populaires dans les Pays-Bas et laprincipauté de Liège (1715-1787)521
'The oldest profession': sorne eighteenth-century views523
'Child of circumcision': the myths behind theimage in eighteenth-century English literature and prim531