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Preview — When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me? by Saul Frampton
When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me?: Montaigne and Being in Touch with Life
“When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep. And when I
am walking alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts
are sometimes preoccupied elsewhere, the rest of the time I
bring them back to the walk, to the orchard, to the sweetness
of this solitude, and to me.”
In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel de Montaigne gave up his job as a magistrate and r
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Self-help books are anathema to me. I'm sure they help many people; unfortunately, dusty stacks of said books purchased by my thrice-married mother left an indelible impression. Monta ...more
In fact, I think it is.
However, it is quite readable and he brings out different facets of Montaigne that the Bakewell book does ...more
Flicking through the pages, and deciding whether to invest in this book or not, I was drawn to the personable text and containing nature of the narrative. I'm ...more
Some sections work much better than others. I found the animal section unconvincing but was drawn in by the travelers tales and the musings on humans as a social animal.
My own academic background focuses on medieval history - and I found this text somewhat lightweight in this area. This made me so ...more
There's also a pretty thin attempt to find a philosophical basis for morality in Montaigne's concern for speaking honestly, and disliking cruelty etc.
I get the feeling Frampton may be reverse projecting some of his own 2 ...more