Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
An essential companion to the most relevant works of Michel de Montaigne
Essays: The Philosophy Classic delivers a carefully curated collection of thought-provoking works by sixteenth-century thinker Michel De Montaigne. Exploring topics as diverse as politics, poetry, love, friendship and the purpose of philosophy, this latest entry in the celebrated Capstone Classics series is accessible and intuitively organized.
Follow the thoughts of the person who created the essay genre in literature as he expresses his philosophy, interests, and learning. Throughout, you'll be guided by an expansive introduction by leading Montaigne scholar Philippe Desan and the comments of series editor Tom Butler-Bowdon, placing the work of Montaigne in its historical and philosophical context.
You'll also find:
Celebrated and famous works by Montaigne, including noted classics like "That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die"
Lesser-known works that have taken on increased importance in the unique context of the 21st-century
A version of the popular Charles Cotton translation first published in 1685: a simple, faithful, and clear adaptation of the French original
An invaluable resource for anyone interested in the insightful and illuminating work of one of the most enduring thinkers of the 16th-century, Essays: The Philosophy Classic is an essential addition to the libraries of philosophers, historians, and laypeople seeking an eye-opening and fascinating exploration of life itself.