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Sentimental SavantsPhilosophical Families in Enlightenment France$
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Meghan K. Roberts

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226384115

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226384252.001.0001

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Organic Enlightenment

Organic Enlightenment

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(p.136) Chapter Five Organic Enlightenment
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Sentimental Savants
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Meghan K. Roberts

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226384252.003.0006

Even savants without biological children could practice sentimental paternalism. In the last decades of the eighteenth century, Antoine Lavoisier invested time and money into his experimental farm at Fréchines. The estate provided him with a place where he could practice his ideas about agronomy, physiocracy, and sentimental estate management. By investing in agricultural reform, working to kickstart France’s economy, and looking after his neighbors, Lavoisier fashioned himself as a patriotic, paternalistic, and innovating landlord. His efforts illuminate philosophes’ efforts to reshape their world by working from within society.

Keywords:   Antoine Lavoisier, agronomy, paternalism, patriotism, civic virtue

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