Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century

By: Porter, Roy; Roberts, Marie Mulvey

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First edition. Faint stain to rear jacket corner. 1996 Hard Cover. xv, 273 pp. Pleasure, wrote Oscar Wilde, is the only thing worth having a theory about. In Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century, Roy Porter and Marie Mulvey Roberts question the idea of pleasure as unmediated, natural experience. To what extent was pleasure stage-managed to make it socially, morally, and politically acceptable?Taking its cue from Michel Foucault, this volume represents a stunning example of the pleasures of analysis, a place where discourse about pleasure is a pleasure in its own right. From cross-dressing to feasting, music to charity work, the essays in this volume probe the foundations of eighteenth-century society while entertaining the reader vicariously with their tales of vanished delights.Keywords: PLEASURE IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FIRST EDITION ENTERTAINMENT PHILOSOPHY

Title: Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Porter, Roy; Roberts, Marie Mulvey

Categories: Philosophy, History, Entertainment,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York University Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 0814766447

ISBN Number 13: 9780814766446

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

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