"Je n'ai jamais vu une sensibilité comme la tienne, jamais une tête si délicieuse!": Rousseau, Sade, and Embodied Epistemology

Lloyd, Henry Martyn (2014) "Je n'ai jamais vu une sensibilité comme la tienne, jamais une tête si délicieuse!": Rousseau, Sade, and Embodied Epistemology. Intellectual History Review, 25 3: 327-342. doi:10.1080/17496977.2014.888611


Author Lloyd, Henry Martyn
Title "Je n'ai jamais vu une sensibilité comme la tienne, jamais une tête si délicieuse!": Rousseau, Sade, and Embodied Epistemology
Journal name Intellectual History Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1749-6977
1749-6985
Publication date 2014-04-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17496977.2014.888611
Volume 25
Issue 3
Start page 327
End page 342
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Rousseau preceded Sade: Rousseau (1712–1778) published most of his major works in two remarkably fecund years, 1761–1762; Sade (1740–1814) published most of his major texts between 1791 and 1801; thus there are roughly 30 years separating the two. We know that Sade owned Rousseau’s major works and Sade mentions Rousseau as an important author, calling Julie, or the New Héloïse a “sublime book” which will “never be bettered.” Yet the two oeuvres are startlingly different, especially in their affects. In fact they seem to be the exact opposite of one another. So it is startling and perhaps somewhat controversial to claim that the Sadean oeuvre is in fact highly proximate to Rousseau’s. This is what I shall do in this paper. More specifically, I shall argue that Sade’s oeuvre constitutes a series of precise engage-ments with Rousseau on many different levels, including at the level of fundamental epistemology.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 1 April 2014.

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