From Our Editors
What does it mean to be free? How much control over our daily lives should we cede to the government? How far have we really come from the "state of nature"? Montaigne took on these hard questions and many others during his lifetime of writing, and his Collected Essays brings his reflections and wisdom together. All the essays are beau...
From the Publisher
Reflections by the creator of the essay form display the humane, skeptical, humorous, and honest views of Montaigne, revealing his thoughts on sexuality, religion, cannibals, intellectuals, and other unexpected themes. Included are such celebrated works as "On Solitude," "To Philosophize Is to Learn How to Die," and "On Experience."
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Taken together, this selection of essays forms an exquisitely drawn portrait that depicts the strength and warmth of Montaigne's personality. And, as J.M. Cohen observes in his introduction, 'One sees, as one reads him, how broad his mind was, and how many of the ideas of the next two centuries he grasped by anticipation.'