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Pascal knew that Montaigne was cheating: to most humans, curiosity about higher things comes naturally; it's indifference to them that must be learned.

Mark Lilla
The Hidden Lesson of Montaigne (NYT review, March 2011)


Education Commonplaces #27 Nov/Dec 2019

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