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The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)
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The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

David P. Kinloch

Abstract

This book rescues Joseph Joubert from the ranks of minor French moralistes, and, by tracing the development of his thought from his time as secretary to Diderot through to the period of his association with Chateaubriand, demonstrates that he was a writer on aesthetics of considerable sensitivity. Examination of his manuscripts and of his annotation to books in his library shows that Joubert's primary concern, during the period that witnessed the gradual but profound change from the intellectual values of the Enlightenment to those of the Romantic period, was to establish the status and nature ... More

Keywords: Joseph Joubert, aesthetics, art, poetry, Enlightenment, Romantic period, writing, Mallarmé, philosophers, poets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198151838
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David P. Kinloch, author
University of Strathclyde

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