Irony and Toleration: Lessons from the Travels of Mendes Pinto

Cover Page

Abstract


Rebecca Catz argues that Fernao Mendes Pinto's «Peregrination», a sprawling account of travels in the East first published in 1614, is a «plea for toleration». Richard Rorty says that irony is a good mode for postmodern intellectual life. But attention to the text suggests «that Mendes Pinto provided» a much more subtle and nihilistic irony than Rorty imagines, and that his text is a plea for toleration in only the most attenuated sense.

About the authors

J C Laursen

University of California

Кафедра истории политических учений; Калифорнийский университет; University of California

References

Statistics

Views

Abstract - 94

PDF (Russian) - 17

Cited-By



Copyright (c) 2009 Лаурсен Д.К.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This website uses cookies

You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

About Cookies