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Author Airaksinen, Timo, 1947-

Title The philosophy of the Marquis de Sade / Timo Airaksinen
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
Contents The philosophy of the Marquis de Sade -- The meaning of perversion -- Nature and the void -- Hedonism in psychology -- The ethic of vice -- The parody of the civil contract -- Style and the ambiguity of vice -- The primacy of the good -- Sade through the looking-glass
Summary Airaksinen provides a thorough theoretical reading of Sade, discussing the motivations of the typical Sadeian hero, addressing secondary sources such as Hobbes and Erasmus, and evaluating modern studies of Sade's works
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-198) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814 -- Philosophy.
Erotic literature, French -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Philosophy, French -- 18th century.
Sex -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203004833
0203158458 (electronic bk.)
9780203158456 (electronic bk.)