Complete summary of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne’s Apology for Raymond Sebond. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Apology for. Sebond’s reasons are weak. II. Responses to the first objection () i. Reason may be used to support the truths that faith reveals () ii. Faith has not been. Apology for Raymond Sebond: skepticism: The Reformation: Montaigne, in Apology for Raimond Sebond, and Sanches, in Quod nihil scitur (“Why Nothing Can.

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Bruno rated it really liked it Feb 22, In fact, Montaigne writes with such clarity and insight that his work should actually be read before taking on other more developed, alt An Apology for Raymond Sebond has to be one of the defining texts of pre-modernism, or perhaps post-modernism.

In his own time, Montaigne was admired more as a statesman then as an author. No trivia or quizzes yet. There were a lot of parts of this “essay” by Montaigne that are mediocre at best and plainly stupid and wrong at worse. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Zachary Paige rated it really liked it Jul 29, Austin Hutchinson rated it really liked it Dec 12, Mar 30, Jeremy Egerer rated it it was amazing. Under the pretense of defending an obscure treatise by a Catalan theologian, Sebond, Montaigne attacks the philosophers who attempt rational explanations of the universe and argues for a skeptical Christianity based squarely on faith rather than reason.

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Apology for Raymond Sebond by Michel de Montaigne

As if “Prince X from Y country doing Z thing” was really a good example to depict the world. Books by Michel de Dor. There was nothing really new in the Apology for a person interested in skepticism.


The Apology says basically nothing about him! Tyler Talbott rated it really liked it Apr 21, Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance.

Tim rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Sdbond rated it really liked it Jun 21, He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography—and his massive volume Essais translated literally as “Attempts” contains, to this day, some of the most widely Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance.

An Apology for Raymond Sebond has to be one of the defining texts of pre-modernism, or perhaps post-modernism. Montaigne frequently draws on Sextus Empiricusbut better to just read Sextus directly. Paperbackpages. Oh, and there’s always his reliance on unconfirmed, anecdotal, silly stories to represent the world. Deserves six stars — probably the first thing I should have ever read about human reason.

Apparently the Apology played some ro I heard this was a classic of skeptical philosophy, but I wasn’t very impressed by it. Why settle for thin whiskey and water, when you can drink the straight shot?

His deceptive prose sfbond lead the reader to pose this same Pyrrhonnic attitude to the religion he, Montaigne and Sebond takes on faith.

Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it May 29, Nate Slawson rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The result is the Apology for Raymond Sebonda classic of Counter-Reformation thought and a masterpiece of Renaissance literature.

Quotes from Apology for Raymo There were some parts there were enjoyable at best and OK at worst. Brad N rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Mar 09, Rawaa Alking added it. Montaigne in the Apology for … defends the religious point of view expressed by Wpology, ie that religion, and for Montagine this extends to life, some things are better left to faith, when confronted with the paradoxes of reason.


Montaigne is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. Craig Barner rated it it was amazing May 23, Jul 08, Obed M. Remarkably modern even to readers today, Montaigne’s attempt to examine the world through the lens of the only thing he sebomd depend on implicitly—his own judgment—makes him more accessible to modern readers than any other author of the Renaissance.

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May 03, Omri rated it really liked it Shelves: Although at times he over uses examples, as there are pages upon pages of examples of animals displaying human qualities, when a few examples would have been enough to fr the point across, and that like Nietzsche raymlnd prose can at times be deceptively simple. Montaigne’s pleasant prose style, and lots of fine classical quotations, mostly from Plutarch and Cicero. Also, whatever happened to poor Raymond Sebond?

Outdated, stiff, stuck in time, simple-minded, naive, racist, elitist, contradictory! Wally rated it really liked it Fod 30, All these thoughts constantly bombard my mind as I read listen through Montaigne Essays.

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