For a long time now I have wanted to explore Merleau-Ponty’s essay on Montaigne. I plan to begin to do that here in the next few days. Merleau-Ponty confines himself (at least for the purposes of quoting Montaigne) to Book III of the Essays. These essays Donald Frame adjudges “[Montaigne’s] mellowest, his most individual, his most thoroughly human.” I will confine myself to Book III too, as far as Montaigne goes. I may, however, make use of more than just Merleau-Ponty’s Montaigne essay; I may sift through some other work by Merleau-Ponty.