Michel de Montaigne | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 34 pages of analysis & critique of Michel de Montaigne.
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SOURCE: Abecassis, Jack I. “‘Le Maire et Montaigne ont tousjours esté deux, d'une separation bien claire’: Public Necessity and Private Freedom in Montaigne.” MLN 110, no. 5 (December 1995): 1067-89.

In the essay that follows, Abecassis discusses Montaigne's contradictory views on the split between private life and public obligations, maintaining that his beliefs have much in common with the thinking of Richard Rorty.

Le maire et Montaigne ont tousjours esté deux, d'une separation bien claire. Pour estre advocate ou financier, il n'en faut pas mesconnoistre la forbe qu'il y en telles vacation. Un honneste homme n'est pas comptable du vice ou sottise de son mestier, et ne doibt pourtant en refuser l'exercice: c'est l'usage de son pays, et il y a du profict. Il faut vivre du monde et s'en prevaloir tel qu'on le trouve.

(III,10,1012 B)1

The only difference between the enlightened and the unenlightened is not action, they both...

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