On this episode of the podcast, we learn about Michel de Montaigne. We first discuss how a case of 16th century road rage led to a near-death experience which ironically helped Montaigne overcome his fear of dying. Next, we learn why Montaigne valued personal experience above all other evidence, and how his philosophy drew from the four dominant schools of thought of the Hellenistic age. Finally, we find out why Montaigne thought that “to philosophize is to learn how to die,” and how he believed this idea could be put into practice. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!
See the full transcript of this episode here.
The podcast is free. I don’t sell anything, so I try to give people as many ways as I can to support the show by having affiliate programs available. If you aren’t a web developer and need to buy a domain and build a website, there is nothing better out there than Bluehost because it is intuitive, reliable and HIGHLY flexible. What I love about them is how easy it is to go from having nothing to having a fully functioning blog or website. Even if you don’t need help building it, they are the best domain host because they don’t put arbitrary limits on things and have the best customer service. If you sign up through the link below and remain active for more than three months, you directly support Philosophize This!