By Christoph Schmitt-Maass, Stefanie Stockhorst, Doohwan Ahn
François Salignac de l. a. Mothe-Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambrai (1651-1715) exerted a substantial effect at the improvement and unfold of the Enlightenment. His most renowned paintings, the Homeric novel Les Aventures de Télémaque, Fils d'Ulysse (1699), composed for the schooling of his student Duc de Bourgogne, was once, after the Bible, the main extensively learn literary paintings in France through the eighteenth century. It used to be additionally translated and tailored into many different ecu languages. And but oddly adequate, the query as to why Fénelon's rules resonated over this kind of vast span of house and time has as but came across no coherent and accomplished solution. through taking Fénelon's highbrow impact as an issue of 'cultural translation', this anthology strains the reception of Fénelon and his multifaceted writings open air of France, and in doing so goals to complement not just our knowing of the Enlightenment, but additionally of the philosopher himself.
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XI, p. 475/p. 568; cf. p. 480/p. 573; RJJ I, p. 23/p. 687. Rousseau claims that Emile is his “greatest and best book” (RJJ I, p. 23/p. 687), his “worthiest and best book” (Conf. XI, p. 475/p. 568, cf. p. 480/p. 573: “best” and “most important”). 50 Matthew D. Mendham and Jean-Jacques – Emile). ” When Bernardin suggested that “if Fénelon were living, you would be Catholic”, Rousseau was “moved to tears” and replied, “If he were alive, I would seek to be his lackey, to merit being his valet! 10 These passages have been commonly referred to by the handful of scholars who have studied the Fénelon-Rousseau connection.
475/p. 568, cf. p. 480/p. 573: “best” and “most important”). 50 Matthew D. Mendham and Jean-Jacques – Emile). ” When Bernardin suggested that “if Fénelon were living, you would be Catholic”, Rousseau was “moved to tears” and replied, “If he were alive, I would seek to be his lackey, to merit being his valet! 10 These passages have been commonly referred to by the handful of scholars who have studied the Fénelon-Rousseau connection. Among these, it is perhaps Judith Shklar and her student, Patrick Riley, who have provided the clearest theoretical basis for understanding Rousseau’s reception of Fénelon’s political thought.
II. 8 These views were expressed repeatedly throughout the Dictionnaire philosophique (1764/1767) in such articles as “Amour-propre” (Self-interest), “Enthousiasme” (Enthusiasm), “Foi” (Faith) and “Vertu” (Virtue) and throughout many of Voltaire’s works that were produced in the 1740’s, 1750’s and early 1760’s. The end result was that, because of his desire to discredit organized religion, Voltaire 7 8 The meaning of “Deism” can differ greatly from one person to another. However, we can say that, generally and certainly for Voltaire, “Deism” denotes a belief system that claims that reason and observation of the natural world leads one to the conclusion that God exists and that He was the first-mover/creator of the world.
Fenelon in the Enlightenment: Traditions, Adaptations, and Variations: With a Preface by Jacques Le Brun by Christoph Schmitt-Maass, Stefanie Stockhorst, Doohwan Ahn