Carnal Philosophy: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Erotics

Carnal Philosophy: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Erotics

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In this fifth collection of La Mettrie's writings, he takes on erotics ("Voluptuousness" and two shorter texts), aesthetics or art ("Essays on Intellect and Fine Minds"), and ethics and religion (selections from "Ouvrage de Pénélope").

La Mettrie was a bold proponent of freedom of thought, no matter what the consequences. Here he offers a hedonistic or pleasure-based program for human happiness and fulfillment, which is also a rigorous ethical system, requiring high standards of conduct, intelligence, and achievement.

Each of these texts is unabridged and presented here in their first-ever English translations.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157912451
Publisher: Kirk Watson
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 235 KB

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