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Do the Essais belong to philosophy, the history of ideas, or literature?

In what ways do they represent the activities of the mind? And in what sense may Montaigne's arresting yet elusive mode of thought be said to be 'early modern'? This lecture will engage with his writing at close range in order to recover from it features of a mental landscape which looks familiar but is not yet our own. It will argue that Montaigne's claim to be ranked as a Master Mind rests primarily on his ability to imagine that world for us and give it linguistic substance.

FREE evening lecture but registration advisable: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events lectures@britac.ac.uk or call 020 7969 5246
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Professor Terrance Cave | talks


Date and Time:

24 September 2004 at 5:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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