The Impressionists painted the world as they experienced it: impressions of light and shade. Michel de Montaigne understood that we have no access to an ultimate truth or truths; no clear picture of the way things really are. We only have our impressions of the world as the basis for our reason. Painting: Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise, 1872. (source: Wikipedia)
Our impressions of situations change in different conditions or contexts. Intuition and experience was as important to Montaigne as quantifiable knowledge. Paintings: Claude Monet, Grand Canal Venice, 1908. Two versions. (source: Wikipedia)

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