Joseph Joubert

Joseph Joubert


Born
in Montignac, Périgord, France
May 07, 1754

Died
May 04, 1824

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Joseph Joubert was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées published posthumously.

From the age of 14 Joubert attended a religious college in Toulouse, where he later taught until 1776. In 1778 he went to Paris where he met D'Alembert and Diderot, amongst others, and later became friends with young writer and diplomat Chateaubriand.

He alternated between living in Paris with his friends and life in the privacy of the countryside in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne. He was appointed inspector-general of the University under Napoleon.

Joubert published nothing during his lifetime, but he wrote a copious amount of letters and filled sheets of paper and small notebooks with thoughts about the nature of human existence, literat
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The Notebooks of Joseph Jou...

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Pensees and Letters of Jose...

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Sobre arte y literatura

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Recueil Des Pensa(c)Es de M...

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Pensamientos

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Riflessioni

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Pensées, jugements et notat...

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Jugements Litt�raires, Pens...

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“The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”
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