Possible Worlds: The Idea of Happiness in the Utopian Vision of Louis-Sébastien Mercier

By: Riikka Forsström

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In searching for answers for the problem of evil and the conditions of happiness on earth in his contemporary society, Louis-Sébastien Mercier 's utopia offers a generally valid analysis concerning the means and aims of a happy life. On the other hand, the present study indicates that Mercier 's vision of the "best of possible worlds" also reveals a great deal about the reasons why the prevailing eighteenth-century conception of happiness already contained the seeds of its own destruction. This investigation sheds light on Mercier 's utopian vision both as critical mirror image analyzing its own society, and as an exploration of possible futures. Printed Pages: 326.

Title: Possible Worlds: The Idea of Happiness in the Utopian Vision of Louis-Sébastien Mercier

Author Name: Riikka Forsström

Categories: India, General,

Publisher: Finland, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2002

ISBN: 9517463553

ISBN 13: 9789517463553

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 116002

Keywords: Possible Worlds: The Idea of Happiness in the Utopian Vision of Louis-Sébastien Mercier Riikka Forsström