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That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die (1580)

Posted by Kairos 
That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die (1580)
October 16, 2014 09:27PM
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Re: That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die (1580)
October 28, 2014 11:04PM
So THAT'S the guy who's responsible for making us write all those essays in school.
Re: That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die (1580)
October 29, 2014 02:25AM
Ironically Montaigne is best known for his writings on happiness, but also for writings on flatulence and other such topics.

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"Build yourselves a wall of ships!" said the Oracle!
Re: That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die (1580)
October 29, 2014 08:03PM
Post the flatulence essay.
Re: That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die (1580)
October 30, 2014 06:53AM
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"That sphincter which serves to discharge our stomachs has dilations and contractions proper to itself, independent of our wishes or even opposed to them."

Montaigne heard of a man who knew how to fart at will, and on occasion arranged a sequence of farts to rhyme with poetry, but such mastery did not contravene his observation that our bodies generally have the upper hand over our minds, and that the sphincter is "most indiscreet and disorderly." Montaigne even heard a tragic case of one behind, "so stormy and churlish that it has obliged its master to fart forth wind constantly and unremittingly for forty years and is thus bringing him to his death."


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Re: That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die (1580)
November 01, 2014 07:20AM
LOL!
Re: That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die (1580)
November 02, 2014 07:34PM
You don't want to be eating dinner with that guy every night.
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