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Early Debates about Industry Voltaire and His Contemporaries

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ISBN-10: 1403947996

ISBN-13: 9781403947994

Edition: 2005

Authors: Florian Schui

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'Early Debates About Industry' illuminates the origins of an ecomonic key concept and suggests a fresh perspective on the rise of industry in the eighteenth-century.
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List price: $135.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 11/7/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 247
Size: 5.68" wide x 8.76" long x 0.77" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The enlightenment
The rise of industry
The development of the concept of industry
Eavesdropping on Voltaire and his contemporaries
Industry in Voltaire's Time
Industrial growth in eighteenth-century France
The principal branches of industry: textiles and iron
The French concentration on high quality products
No mechanisation of labour
State and industry in France
Intellectual context: the term 'industry' up to the 1750s
The use of the term industry
The transformation of the 1750s
Voltaire, Prussia and Industry
Voltaire's departure from Paris
The journey through industry-less Westphalia
Industry in Westphalia
The arrival in Berlin: 'The fairy-land'
The highlight of Voltaire's first weeks in Berlin: a carrouzel
Frederick's thought on art and industry
Modern perspectives on Prussian industry under Frederick II
Merchant industry in Prussia: the new Asiatic trade company
'A new industry' in Prussia: the silk manufactures
A European Debate about Colbert
The concept of industry in the debate about Colbert
Voltaire's defence of Colbert during the stay in Prussia
Voltaire's response to Boisguilbert
'Nothing could be more wrong'
French and Prussian anecdotes about administrators and merchants
Two different keys to industry
Self-love and the branches of industry
Enter La Beaumelle
La Beaumelle between Voltaire and Montesquieu
Frederick, Voltaire and La Beaumelle's edition of the Age of Louis XIV
How Much Industry Does a Nation Need?
Saint-Pierre's critique of the reign of Louis XIV
'Half fool and half philosopher': ambiguous perceptions of Saint-Pierre
Voltaire's response to the Political Annals
Saint-Pierre's political economy argument
Saint-Pierre's moral argument
A revolt against Fenelon's frugality
Physiocratic industry and Voltairean industry
Industry: source or consumer of riches
Pro and contra laissez-faire in industry
'A minister of the last century': industry, war and peace
The debate about the Compagnie des Indes
Voltaire and the Hercule
Jacues Necker's defence of Colbert
A Political Campaign for Industry
The essay competition of the Societe OEconomique in Petersburg
Voltaire's essay: serfdom as an institutional obstacle to industry
The social implications of the rise of industry
Voltaire's campaign against serfdom in France
The campaign against serfdom under the ministry of Turgot
'Industry will be harmed even more'
Vexatious feudal privileges
The progress of industry: a common concern of Turgot and Voltaire
The campaign against serfdom after the fall of Turgot
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index