The Virtues of Abandon: An Anti-Individualist History of the French Enlightenment

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France in the eighteenth century glittered, but also seethed, with new goods and new ideas. In the halls of Versailles, the streets of Paris, and the soul of the Enlightenment itself, a vitriolic struggle was being waged over the question of ownership―of property, of position, even of personhood. Those who championed man's possession of material, spiritual, and existential goods faced the successive assaults of radical Christian mystics, philosophical materialists, and political revolutionaries. The Virtues of Abandon traces the aims and activities of these three seemingly disparate groups, and the current of anti-individualism that permeated theology, philosophy, and politics throughout the period.

Fired by the desire to abandon the self, men and women sought new ways to relate to God, nature, and nation. They joined illicit mystic cults that engaged in rituals of physical mortification and sexual license, committed suicides in the throes of materialist fatalism, drank potions to induce consciousness-altering dreams, railed against the degrading effects of unfettered consumption, and ultimately renounced the feudal privileges that had for centuries defined their social existence. The explosive denouement was the French Revolution, during which God and king were toppled from their thrones.

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Charly Coleman is Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University.

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"An excellent work of remarkable originality." (Helena Rosenblatt, The Graduate Center CUNY)

"Coleman's most original contribution to the understanding of the French Enlightenment is to have provided a coherent, synthetic, and nuanced account of the challenge that was posed to this 'culture of self-ownership' . . . Coleman encourages the reader to understand the plurality of views on selfhood as part of an overall struggle to define the relationship between personhood and property." (Jay Caplan American Historical Review)

"Charly Coleman's The Virtues of Abandon will transform the way we think about the Enlightenment and its relationship to the Revolution. Ranging across a very wide range of intellectual fields and forms of social practice, Coleman uncovers a religious, mystical strain of thinking which runs in fruitful counterpoint with the more familiar, secularising Enlightenment narratives." (Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London)

"Thoughtful, meticulous, and supporting its points with extensive notes, The Virtues of Abandon is a welcome addition to college library world history shelves." (Midwest Book Review)

"Charly Coleman has written an elegant and wide-ranging book of originality and learning. It is carefully researched and freshly thought, and is unafraid to draw connections across seemingly disparate bodies of material, tacking against the winds of prevailing scholarly assumptions . . . [I]t is undoubtedly a book to make one think. It announces Coleman as a creative and insightful young scholar of considerable promise." (Darrin M. McMahon H-France Review)

"Coleman has produced an ambitious and insightful first book." (Jeffrey Merrick New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century)

"As his subtitle suggests, historian Coleman offers an original framework for the reimagining of the intellectual history of France during the long 18th century . . . Recommended." (D. A. Harvey CHOICE)

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Descripción Stanford University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover. 456 pages. France in the eighteenth century glittered, but also seethed, with new goods and new ideas. In the halls of Versailles, the streets of Paris, and the soul of the Enlightenment itself, a vitriolic struggle was waged over the question of ownershipof property, position, even of personhood. Radical mystics, philosophical materialists, and revolutionaries unleashed successive assaults on the equation of being with having a self. This book traces the far-flung sparks of anti-individualism that permeated theology, philosophy, and politics throughout the period. Fired by the notion that the self was a fiction, men and women joined illicit mystic cults that engaged in shocking rituals of physical mortification and sexual abandon, committed suicides out of materialist fatalism, sought to induce consciousness-altering dreams to satisfy their lusts for scientific and carnal knowledge, railed against the degrading effects of luxury consumption, and even renounced the feudal privileges that had for centuries defined their social existence. The explosive denouement was the French Revolution, during which God and king were toppled from their thrones. We credit the French Enlightenment with the formal recognition of autonomous individualism, and the Revolution with inscribing the individuals rights into law. As The Virtues of Abandon demonstrates, however, these rights arose as much out of calls for violent self-sacrifice and self-immolation as they did for the individual pursuit of happiness. Another misconception is to think of the French Enlightenment as avowedly secular from the outset. Yet this book reveals that the Enlightenment has radical religious origins precisely where scholars are least likely to look for them: enfolded in its radical, materialist, atheistic wing. The occurrence of these paradoxical cultural schisms, little recognized until recently, necessitates a fundamental reassessment of the long eighteenth century. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780804784436

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