Lyon dissertation no. 18. MS - Desmonières

Title Lyon dissertation no. 18. MS
Date 1785 - 1787
Type Academic prize contest entry
Physical Description Bibliothèque de l'Académie de Lyon, MS 237-4, ff. 304-307.
Language French
Content Advice on educational benefits of travel
Criticism of Travel
General discussion of the utility of travel
NotesA brief and rather poorly written dissertation signed by one Desmonières. It considers arguments for and against travelling, but ultimately concludes against it. The variety of human and physical nature one encounters is pleasant, but does not justify travelling. The presence of the mentor is particularly harmful, as he pre-arranges all experiences. Ultimately, he is unable to name any benefit one could take from travelling.