Lyon dissertation no. 8. MS

Title Lyon dissertation no. 8. MS
Date 1785 - 1787
Type Academic prize contest entry
Physical Description Bibliothèque de l'Académie de Lyon, MS 237-3, ff. 123-134.
Language French
Content Advice on educational benefits of travel
Moral considerations of travel
Religious advice regarding travels
NotesThe reviewer of the contest, Laurencin mocked the author - a Capucin monk, probably of Italian origin - for his use of language, but also his ideas. The dissertation discusses religion, moral, education and travel without much of an order. An entire section discusses whether the discovery of America was beneficial. The discussion of the benefits of travelling doesn't go beyond abstract considerations.