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EnjoymentThe Moral Significance of Styles of Life$
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John Kekes

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546923

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.001.0001

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The Rightful Enjoyment of our Being

The Rightful Enjoyment of our Being

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Montaigne's life was as admirable as Hume's. Its style was self-directedness, its attitude inwardness, its manner independence, and its project the Essays that recorded, formed, and reflected the way Montaigne thought and lived. He lived in difficult times and he left a lasting memorial of how to combine public and private life, set one's limits in a corrupt society, and deliberately control how one lives in the face of contingency and adversity.

Keywords:   Montaigne, self-direction, inwardness, independence, corruption and adversity

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