Past Event

Michel de Montaigne: The Philosopher of Improvisation

Mon, Jun 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Michel de Montaigne: The Philosopher of Improvisation

Timothy Hampton, Professor of French; Bernie H. Williams Professor of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

The first great “modern” philosopher, Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) explored the changeable nature of human experience. Montaigne worked out a strikingly modern ethical response to the violence of his day. His essays embrace the limits of human knowledge and virtue. In this Monday Night Philosophy meeting, Hampton will explain how the act of writing and the practice of philosophy became inseparable for Montaigne.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond