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Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History

The French Enlightenment and its Others

The Mandarin, the Savage, and the Invention of the Human Sciences

Authors: Harvey, D.

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This book explores the French Enlightenment's use of cross-cultural comparisons - particularly the figures of the Chinese mandarin and American and Polynesian savage - to praise of critique aspects of European society and to draw general conclusions regarding human nature, natural law, and the rise and decline of civilizations.

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David Harvey is an associate professor of History at the New College of Florida.

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" the best overview of the French Enlightenment's engagement with diversity . . . This comprehensive and clear book should be read by everyone as a primer on the role of the Enlightenment in articulating the contours of many of the debates about diversity that still preoccupy us in the workplace, in law, and in the academy." - AHR

"Highly recommended." - CHOICE


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Harvey, David Allen

    Pages 1-9

  • Philosophy in the Seraglio: Orientalism and the Enlightenment

    Harvey, David Allen

    Pages 11-40

  • The Wisdom of the East: Enlightenment Perspectives on China

    Harvey, David Allen

    Pages 41-68

  • The New World and the Noble Savage

    Harvey, David Allen

    Pages 69-95

  • The Last Frontiers

    Harvey, David Allen

    Pages 97-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The French Enlightenment and its Others
Book Subtitle
The Mandarin, the Savage, and the Invention of the Human Sciences
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00254-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137002549
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00253-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43381-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 271
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