Great Ideas On Friendship

Great Ideas On Friendship

by Montaigne Michel De

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Great Ideas On Friendship by Montaigne Michel De

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 and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Michel de Montaigne was the originator of the modern essay form; in these diverse pieces he expresses his views on relationships, contemplates the idea that man is no different from any animal, argues that all cultures should be respected, and attempts, by an exploration of himself, to understand the nature of humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141018867
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.38(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Michel Eyquem, Seigneur de Montaigne, was born in 1553. He retired in 1571 to his lands at Montaigne, devoting himself to reading and reflection and composing his Essays (first version, 1580). He died at Montaigne in 1592 while preparing the final, and richest, edition of his Essays. M.A. Screech is an Extraordinary Fellow of Wolfson College and an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He has edited and translated both the complete edition and a selection of the Essays for Penguin Classics and, in a separate volume, Montaigne's sceptical Apology for Raymond Sebond. His other books include Erasmus: Ecstasy and the Praise of Folly, Rabelais, Montaigne and Melancholy, and, most recently, Laughter at the Foot of the Cross.

Table of Contents

1On friendship1
2That it is madness to judge the true and the false from our own capacities22
3On the art of conversation30
4On idleness68
5On the affection of fathers for their children71
6On moderation102
7That we should not be deemed happy till after our death111

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