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Julien Offray de La Mettrie, 'Discours sur le bonheur': critical edition by John Falvey

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Format: Book- Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780729400206
ISBN-10: 0729400204
Author: Vol ed: John Falvey
Publication Date: 01-Dec-1975
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Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION
I. Principles of this edition 
i. The text 
ii. Dates 
iii. Presentation 
iv. Structure of the Discours sur le bonheur 

II. Reflections of contemporaries in the writing and the rewritings 
i. Maupertuis and his friend 
ii. Maupertuis and 'la philosophie morale' 
iii. Fontenelle 
iv. Madame Du Châtelet 
v. Frederick II 
vi. Pernetti 
vii. 'Saint-Evremond' (La Serre) 

III. Discours sur le bonheur in relation to some earlier figures 
i. Descartes 
ii. Montaigne 
iii. Seneca: epicureanism and stoicism 
iv. Other figures referred to by La Mettrie 

IV. Reverberations 
i. La Mettrie's personality 
ii. Exploitation of La Mettrie by religious writers 
iii. Sensitivity of the philosophes to exploitation of La Mettrie 
iv. Reaction to La Mettrie in periodicals 

V. Conclusion 

Section i. Introductory passage 
Section ii. Le bonheur organique 
Section iii. Education 
Section iv. Fortitude 
Section v. Happiness through social facilities 
Section vi. The medical standpoint 
Section vii. Endings 

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