The Praise of Folly Themes

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The main argument of The Praise of Folly is that Folly deserves the praise of all. But what does this mean? Folly argues that she deserves the praise of all because she makes many of life's good things possible and brings about happiness to many who could not otherwise have it. She is also worshiped by everyone already and is exalted by many great authorities. Further, she bears important similarities to Christianity, which adds to her status.

The main argument is only buttressed by Folly's claims to divinity, noble lineage, and that human happiness, prudence and wisdom depend on her. The most important supporting points of the argument are: (i) that all people worship Folly, (ii) that great authorities exalt her, and that the Christian religion bears important similarities to her. In (i) Folly reviews nine social groups that she claims worships her...

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