Montaigne's Essays are presented to describe the theory of the ego and the relationship to the other, in the perspective of "conversation" and the ideal of friendship that is underlying it.
Nicola Panichi is Professor of History of Philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. She is the author of numerous essays, which appeared in national and international journals, on some basic themes of the Italian and European sixteenth century. She is a member of the Editorial Board of "Montaigne Studies" (University of Chicago). Her fields of research concern the history of Renaissance philosophy and the modern age, philosophical historiography, philosophy of language and political philosophy. Among her publications: Plutarchus redivivus: La Boétie e i suoi interpreti (1999, second ed. Roma 2008); Michel de Montaigne. L’immaginazione (Firenze 2000); I vincoli del disinganno. Per una nuova interpretazione di Montaigne (Firenze 2004); Montaigne (Roma 2010); Ecce Homo. Studi su Montaigne (Pisa 2017).