Item #581 DE LA SAGESSE. TROIS LIVRES. CHARRON, Pierre.
DE LA SAGESSE. TROIS LIVRES.
DE LA SAGESSE. TROIS LIVRES.
DE LA SAGESSE. TROIS LIVRES.

DE LA SAGESSE. TROIS LIVRES.

PARIS: chez Robert Fuge, 1625. Pt. in-8, [32]-802-[16]-84p. New edition. With a beautiful engraved title page. Small gallery of verses in the margins of the work, without affecting the text. Otherwise, a very fine copy. The first edition of this work appeared in 1601. It caused a scandal because Pierre Charron defended religious tolerance, which led to him being accused of atheism. Charron separated religion from morality, opening the space for secular thought. The work was put in the Index. Bound in modern ¼ Sheep marble sides vellum tips very good condition throughout.
Author: Pierre Charron (1541–1603) was a French Catholic priest and theologian. He is best known for his work "De la Sagesse," which explores various philosophical and moral topics.
Publication Year: The book was first published in 1601, two years after Charron's death. The edition you mentioned, dated 1625, likely refers to a later printing or edition of the work.
Content: "De la Sagesse" is a moral and philosophical treatise divided into three books. Charron draws from a wide range of philosophical and theological sources, including Montaigne, to discuss topics such as human nature, morality, and the pursuit of wisdom. The work reflects Charron's attempt to reconcile classical philosophy with Christian thought.
Influence: Charron's work had a significant influence on later French philosophers, including Blaise Pascal and René Descartes. Pascal, in particular, engaged with Charron's ideas in his own philosophical and theological writings.
Style: The writing style of "De la Sagesse" is characterized by its erudition and its engagement with diverse philosophical traditions. Charron explores the complexities of human nature and morality with a thoughtful and reflective approach.
Legacy: While Charron's work may not be as widely known today as some other philosophical texts from the same period, "De la Sagesse" remains an important piece in the history of French philosophy. It provides insights into the intellectual currents of the late Renaissance and early modern period. good. Item #581

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