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Antoine Blanc de Saint-Bonnet - the criticism of revolution against the background of French traditionalism



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Blanc de Saint-Bonnet, Antoine   revolution   reactionism   counterrevolution


Tyt. zeszytu: Orient daleki i bliski = Orient far and near


Living between 1815 and 1880, de Saint-Bonnet was unjustly forgotten as a counter-revolutionary thinker. He presents the most expressive and representative views in the period between the much better known Joseph de Maistre, Louis de Bonald, and Charles Maurras. The French thinker relies on the belief in the continuity of the revolution, which shows that it is not a single event, but an epoch. He makes intriguing arguments about the foundations of Western civilization, arguing that it would not exist without aristocracy and capital. He weaves psychological elements into his considerations by listing the factors influencing the deterioration of the mood of the society in the post-revolutionary era, perfectly visible to it, despite coming into the world 26 years after the outbreak of the Great Revolution, and perhaps mainly because of a wider perspective. On the other hand, however, he could not derive certain assessments as thoroughly as his predecessors, due to the impossibility of getting to know the state empirically in the ancien régime. De Saint-Bonnet's rich workshop is also full of pessimistic reflections on the consequences of the revolutions that are yet to be realized in the future. All his observations make him fit into the current of the Romanesque counterrevolution, providing a critical interpretation that is of interest to representatives of various scientific disciplines.

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Wydział Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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doi:10.34616/139098   ISSN 2080-332X   ISBN 978-83-65158-18-5



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Wrocławskie Studia Erazmiańskie. 2020, 14, s. 375-390

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