Montesquieu's Vision of Uncertainty and Modernity in Political Philosophy (Studies in Social & Political Theory No. 21)

Montesquieu's Vision of Uncertainty and Modernity in Political Philosophy (Studies in Social & Political Theory No. 21)

By: Christopher Sparks (author)Hardback

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This text considers Montesquieu as a thinker within a broad historical, social and philosophical context. As such the text is both about Montesquieu and uses Montesquieu to consider a range of broader issues. In particular, the text focuses on questions of philosophical certainty and uncertainty and relates Montesquieu's work to historical, literary and social changes.

Contents

Uncertainty and identity - the enlightenment and its shadows; Montesquieu the explorer and the "discovery" of uncertainty; "Les Lettres persanes" - despotism and the erotics of uncertainty; the uncertainty of authorship, the authorship of uncertainty; the haunted government of uncertainty.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773479760
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9780773479760
  • ISBN10: 0773479767

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