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Passions et vie civile dans le livre III des Essais

Abstract : In Book III of his Essays, Montaigne denounces the passions as diseases of the soul, originators of the private and public vices played out in the theater of France’s civil wars. By contrast, he represents himself as an example of the vir bonus, a man if not entirely liberated from the passions, at least making a constant effort to free himself from them: control of the passions is a defining feature of the ethos which has underpinned the exemplary scope of his discourse, which is located within a framework of true civil humanism.
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Jean Balsamo. Passions et vie civile dans le livre III des Essais. Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales et Humanistes / Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies, Classiques Garnier, 2017, Du meurtre en politique, pp.297-315. ⟨10.4000/crm.14589⟩. ⟨hal-02896852⟩



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