Study of the works of Claude Buffier

BookStudy of the works of Claude Buffier

Study of the works of Claude Buffier

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 66

1969

January 1st, 1969

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Preface8
Table of Contents10
Introduction12
I. Buffier's life and the phases of his interests16
II. Buffier as an educationist: innovator within a tradition32
III. Buffier on metaphysics and religion: common sense and popularisation66
IV. The sources of Buffier's metaphysical thought86
V. The influence of Buffier's metaphysics98
VI. Buffier's contribution to ethical thought: a jesuit's lay morality118
VII. Buffier's views on aesthetics and literary creation: mediator in the Querelle des anciens et des modernes144
Conclusion168
Appendix A. Letter from Buffier to mIle de Scudéry178
Appendix B. List of articles on metaphysics in the Encyclopédie plagiarised from Buffier179
Appendix C. The article 'Sens commun' in Encyclopédie as an example of plagiarism180
Bibliography of the works of Claude Buffier186
List of works cited219
Index228