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David L. Schaefer
College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA 01610-2395)

The Political Philosophy of Montaigne

To analyze the political philosophy of Michel de Montaigne through an intensive reading of the Essays, and of some of the classical sources that Montaigne cites in that work. Study of the political teaching of Montaigne is of particular value to the citizens of a liberal democracy such as the U.S. because the fundamental principles of modern liberalism derive to a considerable extent from the thought of Montaigne

Project fields:
Political Science, General

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1975 – 12/31/1976