Montaigne and the Life of Freedom (BOK)

Felicity Green

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More than any other early modern text, Montaigne's Essais have come to be associated with the emergence of a distinctively modern subjectivity, defined in opposition to the artifices of language and social performance. Felicity Green challenges this interpretation with a compelling revisionist reading of Montaigne's text, centred on one of his deepest but hitherto most neglected preoccupations: the need to secure for himself a sphere of liberty and independence that he can properly call his own, or himself. Montaigne and the Life of Freedom restores the Essais to its historical context by examining the sources, character and significance of Montaigne's project of self-study. That project, as Green shows, reactivates and reshapes ancient practices of self-awareness and self-regulation, in order to establish the self as a space of inner refuge, tranquillity and dominion, free from the inward compulsion of the passions and from subjection to external objects, forces and persons.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Felicity Green
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107024397
Antall sider 265 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 500 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600

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