All posts tagged: Michel de Montaigne

More on Montaigne …

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Montaigne / Philosophy / Uncategorized

The two discussions on philosophy on Wednesday were very interesting and enjoyable. The quote below provoked a lot of debate. It wasn’t difficult to see that the impact of humans on nature has often been detrimental. But then nature can be fierce and destructive too. We agreed that the advances in knowledge and application of science can enable us to have a more positive impact on our environment. A lot of our discussion was about […]

Let’s Talk Philosophy: Michel de Montaigne

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Michel de Montaigne / Philosophy / Uncategorized

Tomorrow our two U3A Philosophy Groups will be exploring Montaigne. I must say it has been challenging trying to pin him down as to what he is about. A little more reading led me to see that he is a Sceptic (Skeptic) and so that explains things a little. Another interesting aspect about him is that even though he is rich and of noble birth he speaks plainly about everyday things. One can almost feel […]

Blogging and philosophy

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Blog 2013 / I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Self acceptance / Wisdom

  I am rereading my favourite book at present, “The Consolations of Philosophy” by Alain De Botton. I first read it about ten years ago and found it to be really enlightening and still do, every time I pick it up. The chapters are: Consolation for I. Unpopularity II. Not Having Enough Money III. Frustration IV. Inadequacy V. A Broken Heart VI. Difficulties Each chapter has gems of wisdom but the one that struck me […]