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Contents Illustrations Acknowledgments Prologue Introduction Part I: Innate Disposition and Mental Power 1. The Dionysian Extrovert Frantically Active from Cradle to Grave Speculator and Entrepreneur Inexhaustible Energy 2. Intellect and Emotions--Inseparably Intertwined Cognitive Faculties The Emotional Factor "Free-Floating Ideation" 3. Genesis of a Freethinker Early Environment School Years: Le College Louis-le-Grand Introduction to Adulthood at le Societe du Temple The English Interlude Part II: Scars of Early Injuries 4. Chere Maman The Wife of the Notary The "Bastard" of Rochebrune "Always Ill" A Socially Licensed Outlet: The Stage The Art of Circumventing Subconscious Defenses 5. Inflated Self-Esteem Vanitatum vanitas "Marginal Man" Egocentric Impulse in Conflict with Ideology 6. Affair Incomplete: Impaired Masculine Self-Image First Puppy Love, Then Gallantry Discomfort with "Passionate" Love Preference for "Simple Friendship" Missing: Proper Role Models Part III: Motivational Forces 7. A Conflict Never Resolved: Father and Son The Tug of War Guerrilla Skirmishes by the Pen The Supernatural Father The Archetypal Father 8. Le Petit Volontaire ("Master Willful>)--Young and Old Manipulator Par Excellence Choice of a Pseudonym 9. The Calas Case Miscarriage of Justice Voltaire in Action Part IV: Relationships of Adulthood: Their Dynamics 10. "Divine Emilie" Idyll in the Life of a Restless Soul A Defaulted Friendship 11. The Poet and the King: Alike, Yet So Different A Paradise Shattered Doctor Akakia Core-Conflict Highlighted by the Maupertuis Affair An Enduring Bond 12. Curious Attachments Friend or Parasite? The Magic of Vicarious Need-fulfillment The Niece: Incest and Avarice Part V: Moral Censor and the Core 13. Fluidity of Conscience Morality--An Inborn Property? Voltaire's Code of Ethics The Issue of Hypocrisy 14. A Truly "Happy" Man? The Optimism-Pessimism Dimension The Narcissistic Shield Unmet Affectional Needs When Defenses Falter "Sad Thoughts" and Resilience 15. A Clinical Overview: Life on the Outer Edge of Consciousness Vagaries of the Aggressive Impulse Regressive Features: Stunted Emotional Growth Paradoxical Voltaire: "Monsieur le Multiform" Rescue Operations--Real and Imaginary Appendix A: The "Splendid Isolation" of the Humanities Appendix B: Psychobiography Today Appendix C: Behavioral Clues as Used in Depth Psychology Glossary References Index
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Authors, French -- 18th century -- Biography.
Voltaire, 1694-1778 -- Psychology.