Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Anger Gratitude and the Enlightenment Writer Anger Gratitude and the Enlightenment Writer examines how writers as diverse as Rousseau Diderot Marivaux and Challe discuss the social appropriateness of anger and gratitude in regulating social

  • Title: Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer
  • Author: Patrick Coleman
  • ISBN: 0199589348
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer examines how writers as diverse as Rousseau, Diderot, Marivaux, and Challe discuss the social appropriateness of anger and gratitude in regulating social life Emotions are social transactions, with rules identifying when and where it is appropriate to express one s feelings and, especially in the case of anger and gratitude, Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer examines how writers as diverse as Rousseau, Diderot, Marivaux, and Challe discuss the social appropriateness of anger and gratitude in regulating social life Emotions are social transactions, with rules identifying when and where it is appropriate to express one s feelings and, especially in the case of anger and gratitude, who is allowed or expected to put them on display Defining the kinds of slight or favor that demand an angry or a grateful response became problematic in eighteenth century France under the pressure of two contradictory developments which were both crucial to Enlightenment thinking about sociability The first drew on the ideal of moral equality as it spread beyond the salons to the social world at large Writers claimed for themselves an entitlement to anger at personal slight that had been hitherto reserved for aristocrats, and a respectful hearing for their indignation at public injustice despite their lack of official standing The philosophes also argued their writing made them social benefactors in their own right, deserving of their readers gratitude than obliged to any patron The second gave a new twist to longstanding philosophical notions about transcending emotional disturbance and dependence altogether A personal ideal became a public goal as Enlightenment thinkers imagined a society where all significant social interaction was governed by the impersonal rule of law Occasions for personal slight or obligation would disappear, and with them reasons for anger and gratitude Instead of serving as a model of emotional legitimacy, authors would derive their prestige from their rationality and objectivity By exploring the interplay between these two attitudes toward anger and gratitude this book provides a fresh perspective on the French Enlightenment Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 249 pages Published March 8th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA More Details ISBN 0199589348 ISBN13 9780199589340 Edition Language English Other Editions None found All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer, please sign up

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