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Fénelon: Moral and Political Writings

Ryan Patrick Hanley


Fénelon may be the most neglected of all the major early modern philosophers. His political masterwork was the most-read book in eighteenth-century France after the Bible, yet today even specialists rarely engage his work directly. This problem is particularly acute in the Anglophone world, for while Fénelon’s works have been published in several excellent modern French editions, only the smallest fraction of his vast and influential corpus has appeared in modern English translation. This volume aims to help remedy this by bringing to English-language audiences the first collection of his mora ... More

Keywords: Fénelon, Telemachus, political philosophy, Louis XIV, justice, love, virtue

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190079581
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190079581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan Patrick Hanley, editor
Professor of Political Science, Boston College