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The Resource How the French think : an affectionate portrait of an intellectual people, Sudhir Hazareesingh

How the French think : an affectionate portrait of an intellectual people, Sudhir Hazareesingh

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How the French think : an affectionate portrait of an intellectual people
Title
How the French think
Title remainder
an affectionate portrait of an intellectual people
Statement of responsibility
Sudhir Hazareesingh
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The French: orderly and anarchic, rational and mystical, arrogant and anxious, charming and exasperating, serious and frivolous, pessimistic, pleasure-loving - and perhaps more than any other people, intellectual. In this original and entertaining approach to France and the French, Sudhir Hazareesingh describes how the French ways of thought and life connect to make them such a distinctive nation. One of the purposes of 'How The French Think' is to convey the ideas of some of the most influential French thinkers of the past 400 years - Voltaire and Rousseau, Hugo and Michelet, Camus and Sartre, Lévi-Strauss and Foucault. Sudhir Hazareesingh is able to show how bold, imaginative and sweeping French thought is, how greatly it values high culture (in contrast to the English) and how it has given an almost sacred role to the writer - hence the prominent role of intellectuals in French collective life, and the intensity with which ideas are debated. The book explores the French commitment to rationalism and ideology, their belief in the State, their cult of heroes and their contempt for materialism. It describes their stylistic fetishes, their fondness for general notions, their love of paradoxes, their current fixations with the nation and collective memory, their messianic instincts and their devotion to universalism. 'How The French Think' ranges from Descartes to Derrida, and from big moral and philosophical issues to the symbolic significance of Astérix and the survival of the French language in a globalized world. Drawing on a colourful range of sources, and written with warmth and humour, it will appeal to all lovers of France and of French culture.--
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Hazareesingh, Sudhir
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Philosophy, French
  • National characteristics, French
  • France
  • France
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How the French think : an affectionate portrait of an intellectual people, Sudhir Hazareesingh
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17714163
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 426 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846146022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)912236924
Label
How the French think : an affectionate portrait of an intellectual people, Sudhir Hazareesingh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17714163
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 426 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846146022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)912236924

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