This chapter opens with a discussion of France's own grand historian Jules Michelet and his works on the beauty and sublimity of the nonhuman world. L'Oiseau (1856), L'Insecte (1857), La Mer (1861), and La Montagne (1868) are best understood as naturalist works, belonging to the genre developed by Georges Cuvier, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. Together, they mark out a fresh path in Michelet's publishing career and further reflect his abandonment of the urban capital, a decided departure from the realm of human history, which had hitherto been the sole object of his scholarly attentions and the basis for his illustrious career and solid reputation. The chapter then turns to Friedrich Nietzsche and his use of philology to serves as a critique of perfect security.
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