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The Essays of Montaigne Michel De Montaigne

The Essays of Montaigne

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    The Essays of Montaigne

    Editorial: BookRix

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9783736801547

    Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    Medios de pago
      The Essays of Montaigne Michel De Montaigne

      The Essays of Montaigne

      Medios de pago

        The Essays of Montaigne

        Editorial: BookRix

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9783736801547

        Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

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          Sinopsis
          The Essays of Michel de Montaigne cover a wide range of topics and explore his thoughts, his life and learning in written form. The essays are widely regarded as the predecessor of the modern essay: a focused treatment of issues, events and concerns past, present and future. Montaigne wrote in a kind of crafted rhetoric designed to intrigue and involve the reader, sometimes appearing to move in a stream-of-thought from topic to topic and at other times employing a structured style which gives more emphasis to the didactic nature of his work. His arguments are often supported with quotations from Ancient Greek, Latin and Italian texts, which he quotes in the original source.Montaigne's stated goal in his book is to describe man, and especially himself, with utter frankness and honesty ("bonne foi"). He finds the great variety and volatility of human nature to be its most basic features, which resonates to the Renaissance thought about the fragility of humans. According to the scholar Paul Oskar Kristeller, "the writers of the period were keenly aware of the miseries and ills of our earthly existence". A representative quote is "I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself."He opposed the conquest of the New World, deploring the suffering it brought upon the natives. He is highly skeptical of confessions obtained under torture, pointing out that such confessions can be made up by the suspect just to escape the torture he is subjected to. In the middle of the section normally entitled "Man's Knowledge Cannot Make Him Good," he wrote that his motto was "What do I know?". The essay on Sebond ostensibly defended Christianity. However, Montaigne eloquently employed many references and quotes from classical Greek and Roman, i.e. non-Christian authors, especially the atomist Lucretius. Montaigne considered marriage necessary for the raising of children, but disliked the strong feelings of romantic love as being detrimental to freedom. One of his quotations is "Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out." In education, he favored concrete examples and experience over the teaching of abstract knowledge that is expected to be accepted uncritically. The remarkable modernity of thought apparent in Montaigne's essays, coupled with their sustained popularity, made them arguably the most prominent work in French philosophy until the Enlightenment. Their influence over French education and culture is still strong.
          Acerca de Michel De Montaigne

          Michel de Montaigne (Saint-Michel-de-Montaigne, Francia, 1533-1592) Nacido en el seno de una familia de comerciantes bordeleses que accedió a la nobleza al comprar la tierra de Montaigne en 1477, fue educado en latín, siguiendo el método pedagógico de su padre. En 1570, abandona sus cargos públicos y se retira a su castillo para meditar y escribir. En 1572 comienza a redactar los Ensayos, cuyos dos primeros volúmenes verían la luz por primera vez en 1580. Tras esa publicación, en su afán de conocer costumbres y usos de otras naciones y culturas, emprende un largo viaje por Suiza, Alemania, Austria e Italia, el cual tuvo que interrumpir al ser elegido alcalde de Burdeos, cargo que ostentó de 1581 a 1585.

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