Michel de Montaigne

Montaigne on “the audacious arrogance of today`s human race towards animals” – Part I

«It ultimately comes down to this: anything not like us is useless. Thus, God himself has to be human-like in order to be deemed useful. It is quite evidently not by rational consideration, but out of unreasonable, brain-numbing pride that we consider ourselves to rank higher than other living beings and that we separate ourselves from their way of existence and withdraw from their society.» (Michel de Montaigne)

“Montaigne on “the audacious arrogance of today`s human race towards animals” – Part I”

Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592) – The Inventor of the Essay

«Mon métier et mon art, c’est vivre.»

The French nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was born on the family estate Château de Montaigne, some 60 kilometers northeast of Bordeaux in the Périgord region. He spent most of his life there and also wrote his so-called Essais in the tower of his castle, which he had converted into a studiolo to work in undisturbed. 

“Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592) – The Inventor of the Essay”