Pain of the soul in [Reflections on Vanity], by Matias Aires [1752]

This article discusses the relationships between vanity and suffering according to the Brazilian philosopher Matias Aires Ramos da Silva de Eça (1705-1763) in his Reflexões sobre a vaidade dos homens (Reflections on Human Vanity). Some of his sources are also mentioned, and the author of the article concludes that Aires produced a splendid and still pertinent analysis of the human psyche.

Vanity; suffering; Matias Aires

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