Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne

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Michel de Montaigne, the inventor of the essay, has always been acknowledged as a great literary figure but has never been thought of as a philosophical original. This book treats Montaigne as a serious thinker in his own right, taking as its point of departure Montaigne's description of himself as 'an unpremeditated and accidental philosopher'. Whereas previous commentators have treated Montaigne's Essays as embodying a scepticism harking back to classical sources, Ann Hartle offers an account that reveals Montaigne's thought to be dialectical, transforming sceptical doubt into wonder at the most familiar aspects of life. This major reassessment of a much admired but also much underestimated thinker will interest a wide range of historians of philosophy as well as scholars in comparative literature, French studies and the history of ideas.(1989), 45a€“49, claims that it is difficult for many readers to see the Christian contexts for Montaignea#39;s classical allusions. ... 96 (1981): 212: the relationship between the self of lived experience and the literary self of the Essays is not mimetic but a€œincarnational.a€ 20. ... summary of the various approaches to making sense of the a€œApology, a€ see Marcel Gutwirth, a€œMontaigne pour et contre Sebond, a€ Revue desanbsp;...

Title:Michel de Montaigne
Author:Ann Hartle
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2003-03-27


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