Natura umana e propensione al servilismo politico in Étienne de La Boétie

Lorenzo Passarini


The purpose of this essay is to reveal the complete anthropological view inside La Boétie’s Discourse on voluntary servitude. At first, the author draws an idealistic image of the human nature, forged for fraternity and spirit of liberty. But as his description of the historical reality progresses, he is forced to recognize that man is easily corrupted and servile towards authoritarian governments: so appears his true nature. La Boétie urges men to change their condition


Étienne de La Boétie; Anthropology; Nature; Tyranny; Liberty; Servitude

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2421-4124/5167


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