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God, man, nature and Michel de Montaigne's rhetoric of human fallibility

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2008-10-24
Title: God, man, nature and Michel de Montaigne's rhetoric of human fallibility.
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Name(s): Brooten, Gary, creator
Comparative Studies Association
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: sound recording
Genre: Conference
Date Issued: 2008-10-24
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Digital Library [digital object]
Physical Form: audio/mp3
Extent: 19 min., 15 sec.
Language(s): English
Identifier: 165264 (digitool), FADT165264 (IID)
Note(s): Traditional Montaigne scholarship focuses on his invention of the essay, skepticism and self reflection, and on a hermeneutic quest for the Essays' philosophical bases. This work takes a historical approach to appraise Montaigne as a rhetor dismayed by the violent religious struggles of his time, and the Essays as carefully couched moral appeals to peers seeking to undercut the combatants' lethal certitudes by mocking the supposed powers of human reason. His approach is highly relevant to 21st century environmental battles involving similar theologically-infused rhetorical undertows. The paper grows out of Jan Hokenson's "PI in France" course and relates to Gary Brooten's PI track joint concentration in rhetoric and environment; it also incorporates materials and ideas developed from courses taught by Robin Fiore, Noemi Marin and others. He will be seeking candidacy this fall and writing his dissertation in 2009. This paper was presented at the Comparative Studies Association 2008 Conference: Interdisciplinarity and Environmental Sustainability.
Subject(s): Montaigne, Michel de 1533-1592 Essais
Environmentalism
Rhetoric
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/165264
Host Institution: FAU

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Title: God, man, nature and Michel de Montaigne's rhetoric of human fallibility.
Name(s): Brooten, Gary, creator
Comparative Studies Program
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: mixed material
Genre: Conference
Date Issued: 2008-10-24
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: mp3/pdf
Extent: 00:19:15 : 2 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: 165264 (digitool), FADT165264p (IID)
Note(s): Traditional Montaigne scholarship focuses on his invention of the essay, skepticism and self reflection, and on a hermeneutic quest for the Essays' philosophical bases. This work takes a historical approach to appraise Montaigne as a rhetor dismayed by the violent religious struggles of his time, and the Essays as carefully couched moral appeals to peers seeking to undercut the combatants' lethal certitudes by mocking the supposed powers of human reason. His approach is highly relevant to 21st century environmental battles involving similar theologically-infused rhetorical undertows. The paper grows out of Jan Hokenson's "PI in France" course and relates to Gary Brooten's PI track joint concentration in rhetoric and environment; it also incorporates materials and ideas developed from courses taught by Robin Fiore, Noemi Marin and others. He will be seeking candidacy this fall and writing his dissertation in 2009. This paper was presented at the Comparative Studies Association 2008 Conference: Interdisciplinarity and Environmental Sustainability.
Subject(s): Montaigne, Michel de 1533-1592 Essais
Environmentalism
Rhetoric
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FADT165264p
Host Institution: FAU

In Collections