From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Sadean or sadeian means of or pertaining to the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French novelist, or his writings, particularly sadomasochistic erotica, or his philosophies. It differs from Sadism in that the latter is only used mainly in sexual contexts.
The term is most commonly used to denote an anti-Rousseauist and anti-"Back to nature!" attitude, in the sense that it believes in the innate cruelty of man. Note the different connotation of sadistic.
Precursor to Nietzsche
- Sade's atheism
- Sade and psychopathology
- Sade and Rousseau
- Philosophy in the Bedroom
- Sadeian women
- The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography