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Titre du document / Document title

Femmes des lumières : Sophie de condorcet, l'égérie du bonheur = Sophie de condorcet, the muse of happiness

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

DE LAGRAVE Jean-Paul (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Université du Québec à Montréal, CANADA

Résumé / Abstract

A human being 'possesses, with the power to do good to others, that of always bearing a happy feeling within; this power makes a large share of his or her happiness independent of fate and allows him or her to defy death and bear all the ills of life.' Drawn from her fifth Letter on Sympathy, composed in 1793, in the midst of the revolutionary torment, these few lines could serve, in a nutshell, as a biography of Sophie de Grouchy, marquise de Condorcet. This article sets out to show the indestructible tie between Sophie de Grouchy and her husband, beyond the philosopher's tragic death in March 1794, through her dogged determination to publish his texts, first the Sketch (Esquisse) as early as 1795, then, from 1801 to 1804, with the help of Pierre Cabanis, Joseph Garat and A.-A. Barbier, the twenty-one volumes of Condorcet's complete works. She never ceased to spread her dead husband's philosophical message. In 1822, the very year of her death, she was preparing to reedit the Sketch and envisaging a new publication of Condorcet's works absent from the 1801-1804 edition. With exemplary filial love, Eliza Condorcet-O'Connor took over where her mother left off.

Revue / Journal Title

Dix-huitième siècle    ISSN  0070-6760 

Source / Source

2004, no36 [12 page(s) (article)], [Note(s): 87-97, 670 [12 p.]] (ref. et notes dissem.)

Langue / Language

Français

Editeur / Publisher

Presses universitaires de France, Paris, FRANCE  (1969) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Biography

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France

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Republic

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Posterity

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Woman

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Condorcet

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Enlightenment

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Philosophy

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Century 18

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Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Sophie de Grouchy

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Condorcet (S. de)

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Biographie

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France

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République

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Postérité

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Femme

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Condorcet

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Siècle des Lumières

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Philosophie

;

Siècle 18

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Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

BiografÍa

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Francia

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Mujer

;

Siglo de las Luces

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FilosofÍa

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Siglo 18

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Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15865, 35400013162053.0050

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 17200149



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