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  Holbein, Illustrations for Erasmus’s In Praise of Folly (1511). ToC: The Online Library of Liberty
Holbein, Illustrations for Erasmus’s In Praise of Folly (1511).
Hans Holbein, Illustrations for Erasmus’s In Praise of Folly (1511).
Erasmus in Praise of Folly, illustrated with many curious cuts, designed, drawn, and etched by Hans Holbein, with portrait, life of Erasmus, and his epistle to Sir Thomas More.
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  The Praise of Folly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Praise of Folly (Greek title: Morias Enkomion (Μωρίας Εγκώμιον), Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of Folly, Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid) is an essay written in 1509 by Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in 1511.
The Praise of Folly is considered one of the most influential works of literature in Western civilization and one of the catalysts of the Protestant Reformation.
Folly parades as one of the gods, offspring of Plutos and Freshness and nursed by Inebriation and Ignorance, whose faithful companions include Philautia (self-love), Kolakia (flattery), Lethe (oblivion), Misoponia (laziness), Hedone (pleasure), Anoia (Madness), Tryphe (wantonness), Komos (intemperance) and Eegretos Hypnos (dead sleep).
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 Mid Term Papers: Term Papers on Praise Of Folly
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He was considered the "Prince of Humanists" [1] because he was one of the most important men in Europe during the period of the Reformation, The historical and cultural references in his book proves that the Praise of Folly could not have been written during any other time period except sixteenth century Europe.
He praised himself to be a citizen of the world, not attached 2 to a particular country but finding himself at home in European countries where culture and humanism were flourishing.
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 GradeSaver: Praise of Folly Essay: Folly as Wisdom's Jacket
This box appears in Erasmus' The Praise of Folly as a metaphor for the central claim in the novel, which is that that which appears to be Folly (ugly) externally, is wise (precious) within.
Erasmus, using the female voice of Folly, introduces his reader to the image of the Silenus box early in the text, thereby allowing his reader to carry the image with her for the rest of her time reading (and see its metaphoric nature when appropriate).
In The Praise of Folly, the pair of opposites that Erasmus focuses on is that of folly and wisdom.
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 Desiderius Erasmus Praise of Folly - Desiderius Erasmus' The Praise of Folly
Originally meant for private circulation, the Praise of Folly, by Desiderius Erasmus, scourges the abuses and follies of the various classes of society, especially the church.
Much of the work of the Praise of Folly is satire at the expense of rhetoricians, grammarians and theologians, but towards the close, Erasmus tackles monks and prelates also, not excluding the Popes.
Originally meant for private circulation, the Praise of Folly scourges the abuses and follies of the various classes of society, especially the church.
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Folly, as a dramatic figure in Erasmus' Praise of Folly has her origins in a number of literary precedents, including that of Greco-Roman satire and of the Lady Folly of the biblical Proverbs.
Folly scorns and mocks fools (which Erasmus would agree with), only to reverse herself or explain why this folly is actually beneficial (which Erasmus may not agree with).
Folly is also occasionally the voice for Erasmus' code of tolerance, moderation, and self-awareness--humility mixed with forgiveness.
www.dbu.edu /mitchell/erasmusf.htm   (502 words)

 In Praise of Folly" by Desiderius Erasmus: Wood Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg
On view at the Joel and Lila Print Study Center, the exhibition “In Praise of Folly” by Desiderius Erasmus: Wood Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg highlights a portfolio of prints by artist Fritz Eichenberg (American, born Germany, 1901-1990), based on the philosopher Erasmus’; satire on human folly (written in 1511).
His book In Praise of Folly was a social commentary on the vanity of humankind, the foolishness of the aristocratic class, and the corruption of governing church hierarchy—themes which Eichenberg found still relevant and biting four hundred years later.
Eichenberg was critical of injustice without making individual accusations as demonstrated in The Follies of War, which illustrates the universal madness and disregard for human life associated with war.
oncampus.richmond.edu /cultural/museums/hpscexhibitions/eichenberg.html   (409 words)

 Praise of Folly
Wherein yet their folly is not the least thing that pleases; which so true it is, I think no one will deny, that does but consider with himself, what foolish discourse and odd gambols pass between a man and his woman, as often as he had a mind to be gamesome?
As therefore those arts are best that have the nearest affinity with folly, so are they most happy of all others that have least commerce with sciences and follow the guidance of Nature, who is in no wise imperfect, unless perhaps we endeavor to leap over those bounds she has appointed to us.
All these hang up their tablets, but no one gives thanks for his recovery from folly; so sweet a thing it is not to be wise, that on the contrary men rather pray against anything than folly.
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 In Praise of Folly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In this sense, he shows us what it is to be faithful: to be faithful is to stay with us, to stand in total solidarity with us, so that even in our sinfulness there is nothing that can come between us and him.
This is why we have received the Holy Spirit: to stand in solidarity with every man and woman; to stay with each man and each woman as each must face this world, and claim his or her particular life and destiny.
This, then, is the inner relationship between faithfulness and folly: we are to embrace everything that is human, in order that we may raise up all that is human.
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 In Praise of Folly Essays -- Critiquing Society through In Praise of Folly
It may seem strange to praise Folly, but there is one certain advantage to foolishness: the freedom to speak the truth.
In Praise of Folly, Erasmus put this freedom to good use in reminding his readers, a society greatly corrupted by worldly concerns, that one cannot serve both God and Mammon.
He smoothed over his satire by assuring us that "there is merit in being attacked by Folly" (7), and finished with the reminder that "it's Folly and a woman who's been speaking" (134), a disclaimer that allowed him to be as harsh as he needed to be in his criticism.
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 Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The great tolerant Erasmus who could see the folly of human greed and vanity and prejudice everywhere was himself quite vain and greed and prejudiced in regard to one very small minority of Europeans who can claim to be the most persecuted people in the history of mankind.
Why should I sing the praises of someone who hates me? lt;br /gt;The bootsteps of Nazism march to the tune that Erasmus and Voltaire the two great liberators of European mankind sing.
Praise of Folly is what it was intended to be, a modest satire, not a masterwork.
www.phil-books.com /Praise_of_Folly_Penguin_Classics_0140446087.html   (496 words)

 Philosophy- Squashed Desiderius Erasmus - In Praise of Folly - Condensed Abridged
IN whatever manner I, the Goddess of Folly, may be generally spoken of by mortals (for I well know what ill reports are given of me), yet I assert emphatically that it is from me, Stultitia, and from my influence only, that gods and men derive all mirth and cheerfulness.
I, Folly, by inspiring men with hopes of good things they will never get, so charm away their woes, that they are far from wishing to die.
Among all the praises of Bacchus this is the chief, that he drives away care; but he does it only for a short time, and then all your care comes again.
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 Praise of Folly
And first,tis agreed of all hands that our passions belong to Folly; inasmuch as we judge a wise man from a fool by this, that the one is ordered by them, the other by reason; and therefore the Stoics remove from a wise man all disturbances of mind as so many diseases.
Forasmuch as this self-love is so natural to them all that they had rather part with their father's land than their foolish opinions; but chiefly players, fiddlers, orators, and poets, of which the more ignorant each of them is, the more insolently he pleases himself, that is to say vaunts and spreads out his plumes.
For whereas among the many praises of Bacchus they reckon this the chief, that he washes away cares, and that too in an instant, do but sleep off his weak spirits, and they come on again, as we say, on horseback.
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 Praise of Folly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Praise of Folly: And, Letter to Martin Dorp, 1515...
First published in Paris in 1511, The Praise of Folly has enjoyed enormous and highly controversial success from the author's lifetime down to our own day.
The Praise of Folly is the best known work of the greatest of the...
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 Praise of Golf, Praise of Folly
Praise of Golf, Praise of Folly: A Reformation Golf Fantasy.........................
Erasmus’s eagle has landed, but in the wrong hole!  More, Tyndale, and Folly manage to hit the green, despite the laughter coming  from golfers in rocking chairs  on the long clubhouse porch who have observed the comedy.
Erasmus is allowed a free drop from the wrong hole, and he three-putts from the fringe before More and Tyndale silence the beer-drinking onlookers with smooth birdie putts.
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 purevolume™ | in praise of folly (Sea)
In Praise of Folly just released their new record: Means/Ends.
The aggressive new side of the album shows a more matured, classical, math rock version of the bands music still with ipofs trademark hauntingly beautiful vocals and symphonic qualities.
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 Amazon.com: Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics): Books: Desiderius Erasmus,A. H. T. Levi,Betty Radice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Folly declaims on the foibles of mankind-- sometimes in a light and humorous vein and sometimes taking careful and deadly aim at beliefs and abuses of the time.
Praise of Folly is a great book because it is equal parts familiar (railing about the pedantic nature of scholars) and exotic (discussing the interaction of church and heretics).
The book is published together with the Letter to Martin Dorp, defending Praise of Folly to Dorp against charages of being insulting to theologians in general.
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 Modern History Sourcebook: Desiderius Erasmus: The Praise of Folly (Moriae Encomium), 1509
And first 'tis agreed of all hands that our passions belong to Folly; inasmuch as we judge a wise man from a fool by this, that the one is ordered by them, the other by reason; and therefore the Stoics remove from a wise man all disturbances of mind as so many diseases.
And then, for the rhetoricians, though they now and then shuffle and cut with the philosopher, yet that these two are of my faction also, though many other arguments might be produced, this clearly evinces it; that besides their other trifles, they have written so much and so exquisitely of fooling.
In fine, they attribute so much to Folly, that what many times cannot be cleared with the best arguments, is yet now and then put off with a jest: unless, perhaps you'll say, 'tis no part of Folly to provoke laughter, and that artificially.
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 PENGUIN CLASSICS PRAISE OF FOLLY - Desiderius Erasmus - Penguin Books
Praise of Folly, written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, is Erasmus's best-known work.
Its dazzling mixture of fantasy and satire is narrated by a personification of Folly, dressed as a jester, who celebrates youth, pleasure, drunkenness and sexual desire, and goes on to lambast human pretensions, foibles and frailties, to mock theologians and monks and to praise the 'folly' of simple Christian piety.
The Praise of Folly, Dorp and the spirituality of Erasmus
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 Buy "Jan Senbergs: Rameau's Platee - In Praise of Folly" from e-Gallery.com.au   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 The Praise Of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
Whatever is generally said of me by mortal men, and I'm quite well aware that Folly is in poor repute even amongst the greatest fools, still, I am the one — and indeed, the only one —whose divine powers can gladden the hearts of gods and men.
Their concern was to provide eulogies in praise of gods and heroes, so it's a eulogy you are going to hear now, though not one of Hercules or Solon.
Now, I don't think much of those wiseacres who maintain it's the height of folly and conceit if anyone speaks in his own praise; or rather, it can be as foolish as they like, as long as they admit it's in character.
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 In Praise of Folly Desiderius Erasmus - Speaking to Modern Clergy
(folly) as you are far from the thing.
In a word, this folly is that that laid the foundation of cities; and by it, empire, authority, religion, policy, and public actions are preserved; neither is there anything in human life that is not a kind of pastime of folly.
And yet notwithstanding, you owe this advantage to folly, and which is the most delectable of all other, that you reap the benefit of other men's madness.
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 The Praise of Folly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And right at that moment, anticipating this development, Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote his famous and epochal masterpiece - The Praise of Folly - a delightful self-satirical defence of the newly discovered renaissance open-mindedness and freedom of spirit.
In his masterpiece, Erasmus let the personification of folly step to the lectern.
And Erasmus let Folly make a speech there, falsifying everything and thus he let her, like a preacher, expose the foolishness of all sections of his society but especially those educated - self-centered theologians, philosophers and all sorts of scholars, whom he summarily called "foolosophers."
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 themusicedge.com :: In Praise Of Folly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Praise Of Folly’s Means/Ends makes for a hard listen.
Slick production can’t save In Praise of Folly on its second full-length album.
With no guiding light, the band still seems to be searching for its voice and unfortunately drags listeners along on the journey.
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After five years, In Praise of Folly have decided to call it a day.
In late April, as five songs from the newly finished In Praise of Folly album were being mixed at a studio in Portland, Oregon, a mysterious disaster strikes and the computer containing these songs is destroyed.
The band is soon horrified to learn that these files had not been backed up by the studio engineers and most of these songs are lost.
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 In praise of folly Christian Century - Find Articles
It's at the back of the church property, down the old road to the back and left at the Chinaberry grove where I used to preach every Easter.
Main's Folly is about ten steps and five years past the cactus patch where Sarah saw that snake.
The year was 1999, and we were finally ready to construct a church building.
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 Lev Shestov - In Praise of Folly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I begin my eulogy to folly not in jest as did the illustrious Erasmus of Rotterdam in the old days, but in all sincerity and from all my heart.
The article, which had a beautiful beginning, ends with the project of reconciling Folly with common sense, a reconciliation in which all the advantages are on the side of the latter.
Poor common sense: it is not accustomed to such treatment (it seems to me that none of our writers can talk with common sense with such condescension and scorn as Berdyaev), it trembles, becomes confused, and is so frightened that it does not know what to say in its own defense.
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