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The Resource The pursuit of laziness : an idle interpretation of the enlightenment, Pierre Saint-Amand ; translated by Jennifer Curtiss Gage

The pursuit of laziness : an idle interpretation of the enlightenment, Pierre Saint-Amand ; translated by Jennifer Curtiss Gage

Label
The pursuit of laziness : an idle interpretation of the enlightenment
Title
The pursuit of laziness
Title remainder
an idle interpretation of the enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Saint-Amand ; translated by Jennifer Curtiss Gage
Title variation
Idle interpretation of the enlightenment
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • und
  • eng
Summary
We think of the Enlightenment as an era dominated by ideas of progress, production, and industry--not an era that favored the lax and indolent individual. But was the Enlightenment only about the unceasing improvement of self and society? The Pursuit of Laziness examines moral, political, and economic treatises of the period, and reveals that crucial eighteenth-century texts did find value in idleness and nonproductivity. Fleshing out Enlightenment thinking in the works of Denis Diderot, Joseph Joubert, Pierre de Marivaux, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Siméon Chardin, this book explores idleness in all its guises, and illustrates that laziness existed, not as a vice of the wretched, but as an exemplar of modernity and a resistance to beliefs about virtue and utility
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saint-Amand, Pierre
Dewey number
190.9/033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B802
LC item number
.S25 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gage, Jennifer C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Enlightenment
  • Laziness
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Enlightenment
  • Laziness
  • France
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Philosophy
Label
The pursuit of laziness : an idle interpretation of the enlightenment, Pierre Saint-Amand ; translated by Jennifer Curtiss Gage
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-150) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction (Idle Nation) -- The surprises of laziness (Marivaux) -- Chardin's slowness -- The great project of an idle life (Rousseau) -- Paradox of the idler (Diderot) -- Philosophy on the pillow (Joubert) -- Epilogue (Toward moderation)
Control code
732320235
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 156 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691148724
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1145j
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732320235
Label
The pursuit of laziness : an idle interpretation of the enlightenment, Pierre Saint-Amand ; translated by Jennifer Curtiss Gage
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-150) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction (Idle Nation) -- The surprises of laziness (Marivaux) -- Chardin's slowness -- The great project of an idle life (Rousseau) -- Paradox of the idler (Diderot) -- Philosophy on the pillow (Joubert) -- Epilogue (Toward moderation)
Control code
732320235
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 156 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691148724
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1145j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732320235

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