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Saturnin, philosophe clandestin ?

Abstract : It is not easy to identify the philosophy at work in the Portier, much less so than in Thérèse philosophe, whose clandestine sources are well-known. The Portier is an allusive, cryptic and playful work, typical of 1740s men of letters, that is, shortly before the turbulent emergence of the iconoclastic philosophy of clandestine philosophical manuscripts on the scene. This novel will be studied for its textual patchwork and for its layering of philosophical material, which is not always easy to follow. A few examples of those wily clues highlight the frequently deceptive use of concepts in the novel, as if its aim was less to offer freethinkers an outlet than to provide the worldly-wise with a mirror of their values.
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Alain Sandrier. Saturnin, philosophe clandestin ?. Dix-Huitième Siècle, 2017, Société du spectacle, 1 (49), pp.419-437. ⟨10.3917/dhs.049.0419⟩. ⟨hal-02146841⟩



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