Enlightenment and Sentiment
Social History and Enlightenment
Censer and Hunt, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, pp. 14-23, 37-39.
Discussion: Social Learning (9 and 11 February 2011 second assignment due) note that this has been
postponed because of the bad weather
Discussion classes will not meet on 2 and 4 Feb.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts (1750), also sometimes called Rousseau's First Discourse. This is in the library (in both the Basic Political Writings and the Collected Works of Rousseau) It is also on-line in several translations; one from 1913 (if you use this one, make SURE you read the Discourse and NOT The Social Contract, which is at the top of the page) and another more recent one.
Immanuel Kant, What is Enlightenment? (1784) available on-line.
Roger Chartier, Cultural Origins of the French Revolution (1991).
Tom Crow, Painters
and Public Life in Eighteenth-century Paris (1985).
The Literary Underground
of the Old Regime (1982).
Peter Gay, The Enlightenment: An Interpretation (1969), 2 vols.
Sarah Maza, Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Célèbres
of Prerevolutionary France (1993).
Dorinda Outram, The Enlightenment (1994).
Jessica Riskin, Science in the Age of Sensibility (2002).