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Michel de Montaigne

In the Essays collection, Michel de Montaigne gives a clear insight into human nature. Having worked as a local magistrate, his experiences influenced these ruminations on the very things that help...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2018 8:48 pm UTC

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Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne was incredibly dubious about human learning and intellectual progress as a whole. One of his most prominent quotes was “What do I know?” This is symbolic of his general distrust...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2019 6:40 pm UTC

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Michel de Montaigne

On a topic such as self-care (or, for that matter, care for others), to say that an idea is relevant today is simply to say that it is a good or wise idea. Good ideas on purely technical subjects...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 7:57 pm UTC

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Michel de Montaigne

In his essay “On Cannibals”, Michel de Montaigne was reacting in part to the great age of European exploration, which introduced Europeans to many exotic ideas and cultures. It was a period of...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2019 8:18 pm UTC

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Michel de Montaigne

Montaigne states that everyone gets sick during their life and experiences some pain as a result of this. He says that since this is a universal condition, people have a duty to suffer in silence:...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2020 12:22 pm UTC

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Michel de Montaigne

In this essay, Montaigne, as he does elsewhere, speaks out against doctors, saying they are not necessary to cure a sick body. He states, Physicians are not content to deal only with the sick, but...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2020 7:55 pm UTC

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Michel de Montaigne

I am not sure what you are trying to cite, but here is the format for periodicals. Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of publication.

Latest answer posted October 15, 2010 2:21 pm UTC

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Michel de Montaigne

In "Of Solitude," Montaigne expresses his conviction that men have a duty and responsibility to engage in a civic or public life, one that includes career, health, and family, when young. As he...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2020 3:07 am UTC

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