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dc.contributor.authorCOHEN, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-05T09:07:27Z
dc.date.available2007-07-05T09:07:27Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.issn1830-7728
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/6926
dc.description.abstractThis article aims to measure the transition from a theological way of classifying to the initiation of political thinking in an aristocratic and well-read bourgeois milieu. The shift is from an essentialist conceptualization of social identities (where qualities of the parts were logically deduced from a postulated natural and divine quality of the whole) to an anxious bewilderment in the face of individual cases which did not fit into the old classifications. The analysis relies mostly on a comparison between two academic competitions (Dijon in 1754 and Berlin in 1780) but checks for possible generalization by using examples from the use of categories by the judiciary and an inquiry into a new literary trend patronized by the salons in the 1770’s.en
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dc.publisherEuropean University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI MWPen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2007/07en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectSocial classificationsen
dc.subjectEnlightenmenten
dc.subjectAristocracyen
dc.subjectPooren
dc.subjectIndividualsen
dc.subjectAcademiesen
dc.subjectFranceen
dc.titleConceptual Modalities of Social Classifications in Eighteenth-century France: Reasoning on a Natural Order or Observing Individualsen
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