David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (2003)
Michel de Montaigne, the inventor of the essay, has always been acknowledged as a great literary figure but has never been thought of as a philosophical original. This book is the first to treat Montaigne as a serious thinker in his own right, taking as its point of departure Montaigne's description of himself as 'an unpremeditated and accidental philosopher'. Whereas previous commentators have treated Montaigne's Essays as embodying a skepticism harking back to classical sources, Ann Hartle offers a fresh account that reveals Montaigne's thought to be dialectical, transforming skeptical doubt into wonder at the most familiar aspects of life. This major reassessment of a much admired but also much underestimated thinker will interest a wide range of historians of philosophy as well as scholars in comparative literature, French studies and the history of ideas.
|Keywords||Philosophy in literature|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$39.99 used (61% off) $40.96 new (9% off) $44.99 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||PQ1643.H29 2003|
|ISBN(s)||0521821681 0521037816 9780521821681|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Sammy Basu (2012). 'But What's the Use? They Don't Wear Breeches!': Montaigne and the Pedagogy of Humor. Educational Philosophy and Theory 46 (2):1-13.
Duck-joo Kwak (2010). Practising Philosophy, the Practice of Education: Exploring the Essay Form Through Lukács' Soul and Form. Journal of Philosophy of Education 44 (1):61-77.
David Halpin (2015). Essaying and Reflective Practice in Education: The Legacy of Michel de Montaigne. Journal of Philosophy of Education 49 (1):129-141.
Similar books and articles
S. Peytavin (1999). Montaigne, philosophe baroque ? Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 2:139-159.
David Lewis Schaefer & Estienne de La Boétie (eds.) (1998). Freedom Over Servitude: Montaigne, La Boétie, and on Voluntary Servitude. Greenwood Press.
Ann Hartle (2010). Language and Philosophy in the Essays of Montaigne. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 84:47-56.
Brian Ribeiro (2009). Montaigne on Witches and the Authority of Religion in the Public Sphere. Philosophy and Literature 33 (2):pp. 235-251.
Ann Hartle (2005). Montaigne and Skepticism. In Ullrich Langer (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Montaigne. Cambridge University Press
Ann Hartle (2000). Montaigne's Accidental Moral Philosophy. Philosophy and Literature 24 (1):138-153.
Mark Greengrass (2005). Michel de Montaigne: Accidental Philosopher (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 43 (3):355-356.
Zahi Anbra Zalloua (2004). Michel de Montaigne: Accidental Philosopher (Review). Philosophy and Literature 28 (2):441-443.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads29 ( #130,427 of 1,790,294 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #200,312 of 1,790,294 )
How can I increase my downloads?