The Bedroom Philosophers Topics for Discussion

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The pamphlet Dolmance produces comprises a quarter of The Bedroom Philosophers. As a class, discuss the two essential proposals of this pamphlet, regarding Religion and Morality. What relics of the past does the unnamed author want to overthrow and why?

As a class, discuss the philosophical purpose behind the deviant sexual acts of The Bedroom Philosophers. What acts do the libertines of these dialogues hold as particularly sacred? What is their reasoning?

The Marquis de Sade was the ultimate enfant terrible of his time. As a class, discuss modern figures who are notorious for their art? Think of various figures from film, music, political Why are their positions so inflammatory?

Discuss the state of France in 1795, the year that The Bedroom Philosophers was written. How was French society, static for centuries, being reshaped? How does the libertine philosophy reflect these changes?

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