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The Rightful Enjoyment of our Being

John Kekes

in Enjoyment

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199546923
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720109 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0013
 The Rightful Enjoyment of our Being

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Montaigne's life was as admirable as Hume's. Its style was self-directedness, its attitude inwardness, its manner independence, and its project the Essays that recorded, formed, and reflected the way Montaigne thought and lived. He lived in difficult times and he left a lasting memorial of how to combine public and private life, set one's limits in a corrupt society, and deliberately control how one lives in the face of contingency and adversity.

Keywords: Montaigne; self-direction; inwardness; independence; corruption and adversity

Chapter.  7815 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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