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A Gallery of Thoughts on Arts, Culture and Orthodox Christian Spirituality

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Nature in Montaigne and Emerson
In his book Representative Men, Ralph Waldo Emerson, a 19th-century American writer and philosopher, places Michel de Montaigne, a 16th-century French essayist, alongside Plato, Shakespeare and Goethe. In the title of the essay about him, Emerson calls him “The Skeptic.” Why didn’t he name Montaigne...
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