Montesquieu (Folio Biographies) (French Edition) by Catherine Volpilhac-Auger

By Catherine Volpilhac-Auger

"Tout m’intéresse, tout m’étonne."

Une inlassable curiosité, le goût du paradoxe et de los angeles shock, de l. a. moquerie parfois, le souci de saisir "le tout ensemble" sans jamais négliger l. a. nuance, l. a. certitude que l. a. philosophie – gage de liberté – doit être utile à l’humanité, ont donné à l. a. vie de Montesquieu (1689-1755) l’élan d’un continuel renouvellement. S’écartant de los angeles voie toute tracée qui s’offrait à lui, celle d’un extraordinary respecté, il a fait scandale avec des Lettres persanes, choqué les prudes avec le licencieux Temple de Gnide, ébranlé les fondements de l’histoire avec ses Considérations sur les explanations de l. a. grandeur des Romains et de leur décadence, fondé les démocraties modernes avec L’Esprit des lois. Mais surtout, en faisant entendre l. a. raison du cœur, il a ouvert un autre chemin : celui des Lumières.

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