The Praise of Folly – Eramus (Summary)

In Praise of Folly is a satirical book published by Erasmus in 1511.

The allegorical figure of Folly, woman weighed down by the ears of the bells, speaks: Reason, his opponent should not be so sure of itself as Madness. Because intelligence leads to a state of anxiety, and then, because it reaches contradictory truths.

In all, a joyous tone and seemingly harmless, Erasmus combat dogmatism and fanaticism of the Middle Ages, and in the name of a Christian humanism, an attitude that is in the spirit of the age of the Renaissance.

Cite this article as: Tim, "The Praise of Folly – Eramus (Summary), December 8, 2011, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, December 8, 2011,

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