Michel de Montaigne "Essays" 1) "Actions judged by their intentions" & "On Liars"
for Montaigne, all classical authors left him feeling conflicted- his education left confused, he turned inward
will and intent are the only things men can control "
Conor O'Malley Philosophy February 21, 2006
Alma What's the Matter?
Today it seems that everyone is going to college. It does not just seem that everyone is going to college as a matter of fact everyone is actually going to college. According to pb
In The Legitimacy of the Modern Age (MIT Press, 1983), Hans Blumenburg argued that the history of
philosophy is continuous. That is, each philosophical epoch is an expression or expansion or a correction
or a reformation of the precedin
Machiavelli, Prince (Translated by Peter Whitehorne [London,
CHAP. XV: Of those things, in respect whereof, men, and especially Princes, are praised, or dispraised.
It now remaines th
Modern- consists of two Latin words
The matter or way of doing things today
With what is the modern contrasted? The ancient, yesterday (the
past) anything that is not today
The project of modernity- is ongoing, because today is a
Francis Bacon, The New Organon [London, 1624]
It remains for me to say a few words touching the excellency of the end in view. Had they been
uttered earlier, they might have seemed like idle wishes, but now that hopes have been raised and