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Satirical debate and spinosism in Jacques le Fataliste et son Maître, by Denis Diderot

Grant number: 20/01039-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2020
Effective date (End): June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Literature Theory
Principal researcher:Flávia Cristina de Souza Nascimento Falleiros
Grantee:Luca Barreiro Lopes de Almeida
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


We intend, in this study, to understand how literary procedures are articulated to the spinosan philosophy in Jacques le fataliste et son maître. Therefore, it will be sought to understand the artistic resources of this novel, especially the satirical procedures, so we can finally analyze how they have structured some ideas proposed in the "Theological-political treaty" and in "Ethics", by Baruch Spinoza. Besides that, with the help of theorists like Henri Bergson and Mikhail Bakhtin, who debate the comical and the satire, we aim to investigate if the critical propositions, comically expressed by the literary work, still match with the spinosan philosophycal prepositions exposed in the above-mentioned treaties.

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