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  • As Darnton was the first to point out (83-105), Mesmer's theories corresponded nicely -- too nicely, from the viewpoint of the authorities -- with a contemporary Rousseauistic and proto-revolutionary Utopianism that ascribed the moral illnesses of Enlightenment society to the repressive effects (what Freud was later to call, the "discontents") of a class - and convention-bound civilization.

    Re-collecting Spontaneous Overflows

  • “Homer of the North,” could fulfill Rousseauistic, deistic, and preromantic visions of a pre-Christian society unspoiled by institutions and filled with love, melancholy, and nature.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Lord, “walking in the garden in the cool of the day,” in his own desert oasis, comes to cross-examine them and show them the folly of their abandoning Innocence for Experience, to use Blakean and Rousseauistic terms.

    MYTH IN BIBLICAL TIMES

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