1694 The Caracteres of Theophrastus Bruyere French Philosophy Maxims Louis XIV

LA BRUYERE, Jean de

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Jean de La Bruyère was a 17th-century French philosopher best-known for his book ‘The Caracteres’. This philosophical ‘novel’ – a loose translation of Theophrastus maxims and sketches – was written to expose the corruption of the reign of Louis XIV by identifying the mental characteristics of people. Bruyere wanted to correct people’s flaws, particularly those with cruel behaviors or bad manners. This work was heavily influenced by a number of great thinkers, including Montaigne and Pascal.

 

This 1694 edition appeared only a few years after the first – a book which garnered countless critics and enemies. An important work of French philosophy during the reign of Louis XIV.

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1694 The Caracteres of Theophrastus Bruyere French Philosophy Maxims Louis XIV

 

Jean de La Bruyère was a 17th-century French philosopher best-known for his book ‘The Caracteres’. This philosophical ‘novel’ – a loose translation of Theophrastus maxims and sketches – was written to expose the corruption of the reign of Louis XIV by identifying the mental characteristics of people. Bruyere wanted to correct people’s flaws, particularly those with cruel behaviors or bad manners. This work was heavily influenced by a number of great thinkers, including Montaigne and Pascal.

 

This 1694 edition appeared only a few years after the first – a book which garnered countless critics and enemies. An important work of French philosophy during the reign of Louis XIV.

 

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LA BRUYERE, Jean de

 

Les caracteres de théophraste traduits du grec, avec les caractères ou les moeurs de ce siècle

 

Paris : Estienne Michallet, 1694.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [32], 716, xliv, [4]
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; secure
  • Size: ~6.25in X 3.75in (16cm x 9.5cm)

 

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19607

Categories

Philosophy

European History

Authors

LA BRUYERE, Jean de

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete