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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Spiritual exercises and parrhesia in Montaigne's Essays
Author: Carneiro, AS
Abstract: In his late work Michel Foucault stressed the importance of parrhesia (libertas, franc-parler, frankness of speech) in the philosophical practices of the Anciens, through a broader reflection on "spirituality" inspired chiefly by the work of Pierre Hadot. The notion of parrhesia emerges as an interesting matter also in a approach of Montaigne's Essays, where we can recognize a series of "spiritual exercises", in the sense given to the expression by Hadot: practices, not only intellectual, intended to effect a transformation in the subject who practice them. The "essay", in Montaigne, appears as a "writing of the self" exercise, based upon the reading of ancient philosophers, mainly from the Hellenistic period. This philosophic ascesis in the essay has also called Foucault's attention.
Subject: Michel de Montaigne
Spiritual exercises
Pierre Hadot
Michel Foucault
Country: Brasil
Editor: Pontificia Univ Catolica Parana
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2011
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