Category: philosophy

  • September 13: Michel de Montaigne died in 1592

    “The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. ” ― Michel de Montaigne Wikipedia: Born Michel Eyquem de Montaigne 28 February 1533 Château de Montaigne, Guyenne, France Died 13 September 1592 (aged 59) Château de Montaigne, Guyenne, France Religion Roman Catholic Era Renaissance philosophy Region Western Philosophy School Renaissance humanism Renaissance skepticism Notable ideas The essay, […]

  • August 19: Blaise Pascal died in 1662

    “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.” ― Blaise Pascal wikipedia: Born 19 June 1623 Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France Died 19 August 1662 (aged 39) Paris, France Residence France Nationality French Religion Roman Catholic Era 17th-century philosophy Region Western philosophy School Jansenism Proto-existentialism Main interests Theology Mathematics Philosophy Physics Notable ideas Pascal’s Wager Pascal’s triangle […]