Francois de La Mothe Le Vayer and the Defence of Pagan Virtue

Shelford, April G.
March 2000
Seventeenth Century;Spring2000, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p67
Academic Journal
Examines the cultural prominence of pagan ethics in France through Francois de La Mothe Le Vayer's `De la vertu des payens.' Theology of Le Vayer; Background information on Le Vayer's case studies of individual pagans; Role of Le Vayer's naturalism in his indifference in religion; Effect of Le Vayer's philosophy on the relation between Christian and pagan ethics.


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