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An Apology for Raymond Sebond (Penguin Classics)

An Apology for Raymond Sebond (Penguin Classics)
Author: Michel de Montaigne
ISBN 13: 9780140444933
ISBN 10: 140444939
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1988-01-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $15.00

The essays of Montaigne (1533-92) offer a haunting and deeply influential picture of Man and his place in the University partly in the form of a self-portrait, arising out of a crisis of melancholy - a pioneering and ruthlessly honest analysis of his own thoughts and habits, feelings and failings. The Apology is a witty defence of a long-forgotten treatise on Natural Theology and a masterpiece of Counter-Reformation and Renaissance argument, and in it Montaigne is ironical and so fair to opposing views that it became a favourite with Deists and free-thinkers also.