Theology & Philosophy

Liberty and Responsibility in the “Essays” of Montaigne


Published in 1580, Michel de Montaigne's Essays is a key text in the formation of modern liberalism. Via an exploration of selections from this text, we explored questions about the nature, possibilities, scope, and obstacles to individual liberty.


Conference Readings

Montaigne. The Complete Essays of Montaigne. Translated by Donald M. Frame. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1958.