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Philosophy in the Bedroom was published by the notorious Marquis de Sade in 1795. Sade’s heroine, the adolescent Eugénie, is introduced to three libertines who alternate bouts of debauchery with lectures on the nature of freedom, morality and religion. Her innocence and ignorance not so much lost as tossed aside, Eugénie becomes a revolutionary who rebels against taboo, social convention and the state.


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Haslam, N. (2012). Introduction. In: Psychology in the Bathroom. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

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