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Rousseau and L'Infame [electronic resource] : religion, toleration, and fanaticism in the age of Enlightenment / edited by Ourida Mostefai and John T. Scott.

Publication:
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (309 p.)
Series:
Faux titre ; no. 326.
Faux titre, 0167-9392 ; 326
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Subjects:
Fanaticism.
Toleration.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 -- Religion.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Ecrasez l’infâme ! Voltaire’s rallying cry against fanaticism resonates with new force today. Nothing suggests the complex legacy of the Enlightenment more than the struggle of superstition, prejudice, and intolerance advocated by most of the Enlightenment philosophers, regardless of their ideological differences. The aim of this book is to undertake a reconsideration of the controversies surrounding the questions of religion, toleration, and fanaticism in the eighteenth century through an examination of Rousseau’s dialogue with Voltaire. What come to light from this confrontation are two leading and at times competing world views and conceptions of the place of the engaged writer in society.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
EDITORS’ PREFACE / Ourida Mostefai and John T. Scott
NOTICE ON CITATIONS and ABBREVIATIONS
TOLÉRANCE ET FANATISME SELON VOLTAIRE ET ROUSSEAU / Raymond Trousson
THE CONDEMNATION OF FANATICISM IN VOLTAIRE’S SERMON DU RABBIN AKIB / J. Patrick Lee
DU TRAITÉ SUR LA TOLÉRANCE DE VOLTAIRE AUX LETTRES ÉCRITES DE LA MONTAGNE DE ROUSSEAU: VARIATIONS SUR LA VICTIME DU FANATISME / Anne-Marie Mercier-Faivre
SINGULARITÉ ET EXEMPLARITÉ DU CAS “JEAN-JACQUES”: THÉORIE ET EXPÉRIENCE DU FANATISME CHEZ ROUSSEAU / Ourida Mostefai
PRIDE AND PROVIDENCE: ROUSSEAU’S DIALOGUE WITH VOLTAIRE IN THE LETTRE À VOLTAIRE SUR LA PROVIDENCE / John T. Scott
TOLERATION AND PLURALISM IN ROUSSEAU’S CIVIL RELIGION / Christopher Bertram
LA RELIGION CIVILE, INSTITUTION DE TOLÉRANCE? / Bruno Bernardi
PIOUS CRUELTY: ROUSSEAU ON VOLTAIRE’S MAHOMET / Christopher Kelly
PREVENTING FANATICISM THROUGH TRANSCENDENTAL VIOLENCE: THE SECOND PART OF THE “PROFESSION DE FOI” / Jeremiah L. Alberg
CIVIC FANATICISM AND THE DYNAMICS OF PITY / Zev Trachtenberg
ARE ATHEISTS FANATICS? VARIATIONS ON A THEME OF LOCKE AND BAYLE / Philip Stewart
AT THE LIMITS OF TOLERATION: ROUSSEAU AND ATHEISM / John Hope Mason
PENSER L’HÉGÉMONIE: INTOLÉRANCE ET LUMIÈRES DANS ROUSSEAU JUGE DE JEAN-JACQUES / Jean-François Perrin
PORTRAIT D’UN FANATIQUE? JEAN-JACQUES EN DIOGÈNE / Michel Schmouchkovitch
NOTE ON CONTRIBUTORS
INDEX.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
94-012-0665-1
1-4416-0110-4
OCLC:
314390472
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789401206655 DOI