We all die, sooner or later. We all know it, and we wonder when, where, and how it may happen. and yet we go to extraordinary lengths to put the thought of it out of our minds. We hesitate to bring it up in conversations. Montaigne, who ... essay, addressed this issue head on in "To Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die." It is perhaps his best-known essay, a kind of summation of his philosophy, and considered his most stoic. There are three main themes:...