Jean Bodin and the Romance of Demonology

This article proposes a comparison between the French Renaissance demonologist Jean Bodin and the fictional character Don Quijote. Like the hero of Cervantes’ novel, Bodin believes everything he reads. Consequently, Bodin makes his own discipline of demonology a species of romance that eagerly blurs the boundary of fact and fiction. This type of credulity can be usefully juxtaposed to Michel de Montaigne’s understanding of the imagination and to his more philosophical exploration of the realm of possibility.


Publication Date:
Jan 05 2018
Date Submitted:
Jul 13 2018
Pagination:
265-276
ISSN:
2386-8066
Citation:
Análisis. Revista de investigación filosófica
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