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The French Enlightenment and its Others The Mandarin, the Savage, and the Invention of the Human Sciences by D. Harvey
  

The French Enlightenment and its Others The Mandarin, the Savage, and the Invention of the Human Sciences

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History Series

Synopsis

The French Enlightenment and its Others The Mandarin, the Savage, and the Invention of the Human Sciences by D. Harvey

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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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


About the Author

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

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Book Info

Publication date

6th August 2012

Author

D. Harvey

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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Format

Hardback
271 pages

Categories

Social & cultural history
European history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

ISBN

9781137002532

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