Montaigne on Education

Jacques Barzun’s wonderful book, From Dawn to Decadence, has been a companion for more than a decade. Dog-eared, covered in indecipherable marks and notes, its front cover long since torn away, I dip in whenever I can and always emerge refreshed.

I’ve just re-read this great passage on Montaigne’s views on education and thought I would post. I love ‘severe gentleness’ and the idea of the ‘double mind.’

Jacques Barzun, Montaigne

Published by willorrewing

I run Keystone Tutors, and a summer nature + creativity camp called The Imaginarium.

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