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Le Mystique De La Tradition: Barbey Worships At The Altar Of Joseph De Maistre

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The three pillars of ethics, epistemology (or metaphysics), and aesthetics describe the elemental structure of Maistre's influence on Barbey, it is argued that a heightened historical sensibility profoundly linked to Providentialism is equally as significant in tracing their intellectual lineage. It must be agreed that all the results commonly ascribed to judgement are really produced by the breadth of the light that resides in the intelligence. Writing in the Considrations sur la France, Maistre affirms: Everything is understood, everything is explained when we return to the great cause. It is attempted to demonstrate that the infatuation with Joseph de Maistre on the part of Barbey is quite pronounced and resurfaces at several points. Here it is found that one of Barbey's most passionate defenses of Joseph de Maistre's legacy and works, &t;these writings of the most glorious unity of conviction and the most formidable logic.&t;.

Keywords: Barbey; Considérations sur la France; epistemology; France; Joseph De Maistre; Providentialism



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