Discussing Michel de Montaigne’s Essays: “That to Philosophize is to Learn to Die,” “Of Experience,” “Of Cannibals,” “Of the Education of Children,” and “Of Solitude” (all from around 1580) with some discussion of “Apology for Raymond Sebond.”
Renaissance man Montaigne tells us all how to live, how to die, how to raise our kids, that we don’t know anything, and a million Latin quotations. Montaigne put the skeptical fire under Descartes and both draws upon and mocks a great deal of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Plus, he’s actually fun to read.
Running Time: 1 hr., 41 min. Recorded: November 28, 2010. Participants: Mark, Wes, Dylan
As a bonus, your purchase includes a high-bitrate mp3 of the song that concludes the episode, “I Like Life,” from the album Mark Lint & the Fake Johnson Trio (1998).