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‘To Be, or Not To Be’

Hamlet Q1, Q2 and Montaigne

Saul Frampton

. Cutting (or failing to remember) lines requires none. I would like to suggest that the outside influence that may be detected in these lines is that of Montaigne. Montaigne's essays were first published in English in 1603, in a translation carried out by

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From Act to Fact

The Transformation of Suicide in Western Thought

Daniel Gordon

suicidal exemplars. They developed the idea of what Tacitus called ambitiosa mors , the voluntary and ostentatious death. 2 Renaissance authors, above all Montaigne and Donne, swept away Augustine’s strictures and re-created an open discussion of the

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Giuseppe Marcocci

In 1578, a same-sex community that gathered in a church, performing marriages between men, was discovered in Rome. Documentary evidence now verifies this story, reported by many sources, including a passage of Michel de Montaigne's Travel Journal, but which was for a long time denied by scholars. While briefly reconstructing this affair, this article explores the complex emotional regime surrounding the episode. In particular, it argues that those who participated in the ceremonies did so not only as an expression of affection for their partners, but also in an attempt to legitimize their relationships in a rite that imitated the Counter-Reformation sacrament of marriage. This approach challenges the predominant historiography on the birth of homosexuality and helps us to better understand the sentiments of those who were part of a same-sex community in Renaissance Rome.

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Lawrence Hamilton

Ever since Livy proclaimed that ‘freedom is to be in one’s own power’, if not from long before and in other contexts, the relationship between freedom and power has been an enduring concern of social and political theorists. It has withstood even Isaiah Berlin’s sharp distinction between seemingly irreconcilable forms of freedom and much of the subsequent theoretical and philosophical debates that it spawned. The history of political thought is littered with thinkers who have opposed freedom and power, arguing that liberty can only be truly attained free from power and domination (republicans) or in the absence of external impediments imposed by other human beings (liberals); but there are also many examples of arguments that identify a close and intriguing link between them, especially in the sphere of politics, that emanate from radicals and conservatives alike, thinkers such as Machiavelli, Montaigne, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Arendt and Foucault. Moreover, those in the former camp tend to think of freedom in formal and abstract terms, while proponents of the latter eschew this now normal tendency in political philosophy and instead think of freedom in fully substantive, concrete and even materialist terms. Hobbes is an unusual and unique figure as his account of freedom inspires members of both parties, that is those concerned with the formal character of freedom and those troubled by its more substantive components and conditions, which is why it is only right that we start this special issue on freedom and power with an analysis of Hobbes’ account of freedom.

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John Drakakis

corrupt it, ‘and this capacity for perversion remains irreducible’. 30 Like his hospitality, Timon’s unconditional friendship is predicated upon an understanding of society in which ‘self’ and ‘other’ are united in a love that Montaigne defined as a kind

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Matthieu Béra

) L.F.pi (philosophes) L.F.pol (polygraphes) Dont L.G.phi (philosophes) L.G.th (théâtre) Dont L.H.cr (critiques) L.H.m (période moderne)   Auteurs Storm ; Meyer ; Lagarde ; Pestalozzi Rabelais ; Arnstädt ; Stapfer ; Montaigne ; Rousseau

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Timo Pankakoski and Antto Vihma

the later conscious breakaway. Michel de Montaigne utilized ancient wisdom fragmentarily in his essays. He self-mockingly described his essays as consisting of “samples cut from various pieces” and “monstrous bodies pieced together of diverse parts” 53

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Andonis Piperoglou

). Epigraphs from Virgil, Plato, Rainer Maria Rilke, John O'Donohue, Gertrude Stein, and Montaigne signal the focus of each chapter, which, in turn, deal with key aspects of migrancy: Roots, Routes, Distance, Belonging, Identity, and Return. Such writers sit

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Journalistes scandaleuses des années trente

Petite réflexion sur l’histoire de la presse de l’entre-deux-guerres

Marie-Ève Thérenty

directeur des éditions Montaigne, qui lui propose de raconter « de l’intérieur », selon le même principe, la vie d’une maison close 8 . Et le 19 juin 1928, elle fait paraître Un mois chez les filles qui se vendra à 450 000 exemplaires jusqu’à ce que dans

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Leslie Paul Thiele and Marshall Young

why the Egyptian king grieved only when he caught sight of his beleaguered servant. The sixteenth-century philosopher Montaigne proposed an answer. ‘Since he was already overfull of grief’, Montaigne speculated, ‘it took only the smallest increase