Libertines Real and Fictional in Rochester, Shadwell, Wycherley, and Boswell Page: 3
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reason, government, family, and marriage)-they often misinterpret libertinism, reason, and
Hobbesian philosophy. Furthermore, they all choose different, unique ways to oppose
patriarchal, social authorities. These aberrant ways of rebelling against social institutions and
their redefinitions of libertinism, I argue, make them self-satirists and self-conscious critics of
libertinism as a concept.
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Smith, Victoria. Libertines Real and Fictional in Rochester, Shadwell, Wycherley, and Boswell, dissertation, May 2008; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc6051/m1/3/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .