- Hardcover: 252 pages
- Publisher: Greenwood Press; 1st edition (November 24, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0313305277
- ISBN-13: 978-0313305276
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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Freedom Over Servitude: Montaigne, LaBoetie, & Voluntary Servitude 1st Edition
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"In this book the political views of Montaigne are analyzed in a most profitable and provocative way. Scholars will have to reconsider the common assumption which tends to paint Montaigne as a conservative. Overall we have here a collaborative endeavour which will challenge accepted readings of Montaigne and La Boetie."-Philippe Desan Howard L. Willett Professor of History of Culture Associate Dean, Humanities Division University of Chicago
"This book of essays clarifies the political inspiration of Montaigne's Essais. Insofar as the Essais were the breviary of the eighteenth century philosophes who provided the conceptual ground for the American and French Revolutions, it cannot be underscored enough that Montaigne's politics continue to exert influence on our lives and times. The scholars contributing to this volume demonstrate that Etienne de la Boetie's terse pamphlet that sketched out a logic of tyrannicide was not a piece of juvenile rhetoric. It was a precocious tract with which Montaigne shared strong affiliation....No student of the relation of politics and aesthetics in early modern Europe will fail to profit from the careful and inspired work of the authors."-Tom Conley Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Harvard University
About the Author
DAVID LEWIS SCHAEFER is Professor of Political Science at Holy Cross College. Among his previous publications are The Political Philosophy of Montaigne (1990) and his co-edited Sir Henry Taylor's The Statesman (Praeger, 1992).
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