Need a rather specific interest and background to find this book helpful Of the chapters On Literature I Thought The literature I thought the on Rousseau particularly healthy She describes a therapy that occurs in Julle that fits nicely in my on nderstanding the origins of psychological thinking in the 18th century. Y both absorbed and helped to define But she also steps beyond belles lettres and investigates the medical biological and philosophical literature of the period to reveal deep and continuous interrelations If moods are as contagious as colds and wickedness is as debilitating as a bad diet the inuiries of the eighteenth century Still Have Much To Tell. have much to tell. Alism These were intimidating for me as I Had Not Read The Novels She had not read the novels she The key concept is as stated in the title sensibility Most people have heard of sensibility as a cultural and literary notion but Vila shows that there was a medical discourse that ran along side of this I think a reader would. The multiple junctures between the body and the mind promoted a steady commerce between science and the salonsVila looks deeply into that commerce and its changing purposes in the course of the eighteenth century She examines key works by influential authors Diderot Rousseau de Laclos Sade to determine the significance of the sentimentality which the.
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