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The Influence of Hobbes and Locke in the shaping of the concept of sovereignty in eighteenth-century France

I. Hobbes: a synopsis of his doctrine relative to sovereignty

II. Locke: a synopsis of his doctrine in relation to the concept of sovereignty

III. The Diffusion of Hobbes's views on the concept of sovereignty in French political thought before 1735

IV. The Diffusion of Locke's political theories in French political thought before 1735

V. Barbeyrac on Hobbes

VI. Barbeyrac on Locke

VII. The Influence of Hobbes on Montesquieu

VIII. The Influence of Locke on Montesquieu

Diderot et l'amitié



I. 'Nos parents sont nos premiers amis...'

II. Les Compagnons de jeunesse

III. Amitié et morale

IV. L'Amitié se présente

V. L'Orage se prépare

VI. La Fin d'une amitié

VII. Sophie et les autres

VIII. Amitié et sensibilité

IX. Les Frères de combat

X. Les Amitiés de conversation

XI. Les Enfants extraordinaires

XII. Un ami est un autre soi-même

XIII. Illusions perdues

Crébillon fils

I. Introduction: 'Why Crébillon?'

II. Les Lettres de la marquise de M. au comte de R. (1732)

Single narrator: a one-sided correspondence

Two 'free' characters

The outside world


III. Les Egarements du cœur et de l'esprit(1736, 1738)

Double narrator: Erlebendes Ich and Erzählendes Ich

The three faces of Meilcour

A rogue's progress

Symbolic decor: concentration in time and background


Mara Vamos, Pascal's pensées and the Enlightenment: the roots of a misunderstanding

Preface by Otis Fellows

I. Introduction

II. The Pensées: a forgotten book

III. The serenely unctuous pensées

IV. The riddle of the pensées

V. Order

VI. The omitted thoughts

VII. Structural modifications

VIII. Stylistic modifications

IX. Conclusion

Appendix I. Concordance


James F. Hamilton, Parallel interpretations, religious and political, of Rousseau’s Discours sur l’inégalité

R. A. Leigh, Rousseau, Voltaire and Saint-Péravy

David L. Anderson, Aspects of motif in La Nouvelle Héloïse

James F. Hamilton, A Theory of art in Rousseau’s first discourse

R. A. Leigh, New light on the genesis of the Lettres de la montagne: Rousseau’s marginalia on Tronchin

Sara Procious Maleug, Diderot’s descriptions of nature, 1759-1762

Inventory of Diderot's 'Encyclopédie'



1. The contents of the inventory

2. Designation of categories

3. Textual problems

4. Problems of attribution

5. The problem of Diderot's articles

6. Other matters of attribution

7. The editorial material in the first eight volumes

8. Ornaments in the text

9. Editions bearing the Paris-Neufchastel imprint

10. Variants in titles and signs of attribution in the first three editions of volumes I-III


Norman Hampson and Betty Behrens, Cultural history as infrastructure

Norman Suckling, The Unfulfilled Renaissance: an essay on the fortunes of enlightened humanism in the 18th century

Charles G. Stricklen, Jr., The Philosophe's political mission: the creation of an idea, 1750-1789

Stephen Werner, Diderot's Supplément and late Enlightenment thought


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