Gauna, Max Books
About the author: Max Gauna is Reader in French Studies in the University of Sheffield. He has published critical editions of Jacques Tahureau’s Dialogues and Bonaventure des Périers’s controversial Cymbalum Mundi, and written books on Montaigne, Rabelais, and free thought in French Renaissance literature.2000 0-7734-7706-3
This study establishes that the Essais are the vehicle of a coherent ethical system whose principles generate valid and genuinely innovative ethical conclusions, expounded in the body of Montaigne’s text. It also suggests that certain features of Montaigne’s ethics have much to offer our own age.