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The Conduct Code of the Cool Persona

Helmut Lethen

in Cool Conduct

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780520201095
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916418 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520201095.003.0003
The Conduct Code of the Cool Persona

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This chapter examines the Gracián's code of conduct. It evaluates three hundred behavioral precepts from the Art of Worldly Wisdom that help clarify the reasons for Krauss's attraction. It evaluates Krauss's interpretation of the subject in the courtly codes of conduct. It notes that the subject with whom Krauss becomes acquainted in Gracián's code has no internal compass to call on when it moves into life-threatening territory.

Keywords: Gracián; code of conduct; behavioral precepts; Art of Worldly Wisdom; Krauss

Chapter.  26698 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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