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  • Apology for Raymond Sebondby Michel de Montaigne; Roger Ariew; Marjorie Grene

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 11.95

    Under the pretense of defending an obscure treatise by a Catalan theologian, Sebond, Montaigne attacks the philosophers who attempt rational explanations of the universe and argues for a skeptical Christianity based squarely on faith rather than reason. The result is the Apology for Raymond Sebond, a classic of Counter-Reformation thought and a masterpiece... more...

  • How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thingby Michel de Montaigne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.36

    'No one characteristic clasps us purely and universally in its embrace.' more...

  • Essaysby Michel de Montaigne; Charles Cotton; William Carew Hazlitt

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Considered the inventor of the essay itself, Michel de Montaigne published Essays (Essais, literally "Attempts") in 1850. Known for his skill at merging serious intellectual debate with personal anecdotes, his vast work collects together some of the most influential essays the world has ever seen, shaping the thoughts Blaise Pascal, René... more...

  • Michel de Montaigne - The Complete Essaysby Michel de Montaigne

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Essays -- The book is a collection of a large number of short subjective treatments of various topics published in 1580. Montaigne's stated goal is to describe man, and especially himself, with utter frankness. He finds the great variety and volatility of human nature to be its most basic features. He describes his own poor memory, his ability... more...

  • On Friendshipby Michel de Montaigne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 7.98

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals... more...

  • On Solitudeby Michel de Montaigne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 7.98

    Blending intellectual speculation with anecdote and personal reflection, the Renaissance thinker and writer Montaigne pioneered the modern essay. This selection contains his idiosyncratic and timeless writings on subjects as varied as the virtues of solitude, the power of the imagination, the pleasures of reading, the importance of sleep and why we... more...

  • On Friendshipby Michel de Montaigne; M. A. Screech

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 8.95

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA. more...

  • De l'institution des enfantsby Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

    Fayard/Mille et une nuits 2002; Not Available

    "À treize ans que je sortis du collège, j'avais achevé mon cours (comme ils l'appellent), et à la vérité sans aucun fruit que je pusse à présent mettre en compte.)" Publié pour la première fois en 1580, De l'institution des enfants est l'un des textes les plus célèbres des Essais . Montaigne (1533-1592) y dénonce les années passées au collège... more...

  • De l'amitiéby Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

    Fayard/Mille et une nuits 1997; Not Available

    "Il n'y peut avoir d'amitié là où est la cruauté, là où est la déloyauté, là où est l'injustice ; et entre les méchants, quand ils s'assemblent c'est un complot, non une compagnie, ils ne s'entr'aiment pas, mais ils s'entrecraignent, ils ne sont pas amis, ils sont complices." La Boétie more...

  • Des idées que l'on se fait sur soiby Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

    Fayard/Mille et une nuits 2014; Not Available

    Quand on se prend soi-même pour « matière » de son livre ? comme Montaigne dans les Essais ?, comment ne pas verser dans l?autocélébration ? Il faut se garder de la complaisance et de l?autosatisfaction qui entravent la connaissance de soi. L?Essai intitulé De la présomption traite des idées que l?on se fait sur soi-même. Montaigne (1533-1592)... more...