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Falsehood Disguised
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Falsehood Disguised analyzes La Rochefoucauld's ideas on truth and falsehood in the context of his views on self-love, on the passions, and on vice and virtue. It also explores his views on the subject in relation to what he sees as the extremely fragile foundations of the social contract.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quotes
  2. pp. iii-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Chapter One-Introduction:Truth and Falsehood in La Rochefoucauld
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Chapter Two-La Rochefoucauld and the Baroque Worldview
  2. pp. 13-26
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  1. Chapter Three-Truth and Its Masks: In Search of I'Etre Vrai
  2. pp. 27-38
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  1. Chapter Four- Self-love, Self-interest, Self-deception
  2. pp. 39-55
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  1. Chapter Five- A Theory of the Passions
  2. pp. 57-67
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  1. Chapter Six- Vices and Virtues
  2. pp. 69-78
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  1. Chapter Seven- Disguising the Truth from Others
  2. pp. 79-95
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  1. Chapter Eight- Useful Lies: Truth, Honnetete, and the Social Contract
  2. pp. 97-108
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  1. Chapter Nine- La Rochefoucauld and Posterity: The Continuing Debate
  2. pp. 109-124
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  1. Chapter Ten- Conclusion: The Modernity of La Rochefoucauld
  2. pp. 125-130
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  1. Appendix: English Translations
  2. pp. 131-152
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 153-162
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  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 163-172
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 173-176
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