The Essays of Montaigne — Volume 15 - Michel de Montaigne

The Essays of Montaigne — Volume 15

By Michel de Montaigne

  • Release Date: 1592-01-01
  • Genre: Romans et littérature

Description

The author shook some fundamental aspects of Western thought, such as the superiority we assign to man over animals, [3] to European civilization over ‘Barbarians’, [4] or to reason as an alleged universal standard. A tradition rooted in the 19th century tends to relegate his work to the status of literary impressionism or to the expression of a frivolous subjectivity.