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Author Airaksinen, Timo, 1947-

Title The philosophy of the Marquis de Sade / Timo Airaksinen.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-198) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814 -- Philosophy.
Sade -- Philosophy.
Erotic literature, French -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Philosophy, French -- 18th century.
Sex -- Philosophy.
Other Form: Print version: Airaksinen, Timo, 1947- Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade. London ; New York : Routledge, 1995 0415112281 (DLC) 94029578 (OCoLC)30892436
ISBN 0203158458 (electronic bk.)
9780203158456 (electronic bk.)
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