2. This passage shows how the mind can change due to experience. For Montaigne, it is first a physical reaction (it upsetting his stomach), but then transforms into a mental reaction ("his palate immediately following suit" (p.370)). How we think and perceive the world is first grounded in our physical sensations (i.e. what makes us feel good/bad) and what we perceive as causing those feelings. Modern philosophy may have emerged as a way of trying to explain this connection between physical sensations and mental emotions.
I was pretty proud of this answer. For this quiz, I hadn't done the reading for this class, so I really had no information going into it. I don't really know what "modern philosophy" is, but I liked that it was more of a passage response rather than one about a theme of the book. I feel like my response did touch on a good idea. I got a check plus as a grade for this one!
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