Political Theory

Liberty, Responsibility, and the Human Condition in Montaigne and Pascal


Conferees read selections from Montaigne's Essais and Pascal's Pensées to open a conversation about human nature, the possibilities and limits of human knowledge, and the consequences of these things for human liberty.


Conference Readings

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

Pascal, Blaise. Pensées. Translated by Roger Ariew. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2004.