Montesquieu"s philosophy of liberalism

a commentary on the spirit of laws
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Statementby Thomas Lee Pangle.
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LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 40967 (J)
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Paginationiii, 351 leaves.
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By Thomas L. Pangle. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, )* Reviewed by W. Allen Professor Pangle’s work reclaims Montesquieu as a critical theorist to be consid. This first comprehensive commentary on The Spirit of the Laws uncovers and explicates the plan of Montesquieu's famous but baffling treatise.

Pangle brings to light Montesquieu's rethinking of the philosophical groundwork of liberalism, showing how The Spirit of the Laws enlarges and enriches the liberal conception of natural right by means of a new appeal to History as the source of basic norms.

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This book provides a fresh interpretation of Montesquieu's political philosophy and its enduring significance. It demonstrates the coherence of the two core elements of Montesquieu's project, his liberal constitutionalism and his critique of political universalism.5/5(1).

Introduction --Montesquieu's style and manner of writing --Human nature and natural law --Participatory republicanism --Liberal republicanism --The obstacles to freedom: climate, geography, and history --Commerce and the charm of national diversity --Religion --Natural law and the prudence of the legislator.

Montesquieu’s Philosophy of Liberalism: A Commentary on The Spirit of the Laws. By Thomas L. Pangle. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ) * Reviewed by W. Allen. Professor Pangle’s work reclaims Montesquieu as a critical theorist to be considered in any attempt to understand the American regime and the principles of modern.

Montesquieu, French political philosopher whose principal work, The Spirit of Laws, was a major contribution to political theory. It inspired the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Constitution of the United States. Learn more about Montesquieu’s life and work.

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Montesquieu's Liberalism and the. Montesquieu's philosophy of liberalism by Thomas L. Pangle, edition, Microform in English. Paul Starr, Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism () This book argues that liberalism is the only fair path for modern societies because it rests on the dual forces of classical liberalism's laissez-faire economics and modern liberalism's commitment to social welfare.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Introduction --Montesquieu's style and manner of writing --Human nature and natural law --Participatory republicanism --Liberal republicanism --Obstacles to freedom: climate, geography, and history --Commerce and the charm of national diversity --Religion --Natural law and the prudence of.

The introduction outlines the aims of the book: to present Montesquieu’s economic ideas as they relate to his political philosophy of liberalism and to argue that, contrary to the predominant view in the scholarship about Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws possesses a design that gives coherence to the work, with commerce playing a central.

Montesquieu - Montesquieu - Major works: During his travels Montesquieu did not avoid the social pleasures that he had sought in Paris, but his serious ambitions were strengthened. He thought for a time of a diplomatic career but on his return to France decided to devote himself to literature.

He hastened to La Brède and remained there, working for two years. About the Book. This first comprehensive commentary uncovers and explicates the plan of Montesquieu's famous but baffling treatise.

Brings to light Montesquieu's rethinking of the philosophical groundwork of liberalism. First Sentence. The necessity and importance of the study of Montesquieu is more evident today than it has been for many.

Montesquieu's The Spirit of Laws is one of a handful of classic works of political philosophy deserving a fresh reading every generation. The product of immense erudition, Montesquieu's treatise has captured since its first printing () the imagination of an impressive array of intellectuals including Rousseau, Voltaire, Beccaria, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, Herder, Siey_s, Condorcet.

This first comprehensive commentary on The Spirit of the Laws uncovers and explicates the plan of Montesquieu's famous but baffling treatise. Pangle brings to light Montesquieu's rethinking of the philosophical groundwork of liberalism, showing how The Spirit of the Laws enlarges and enriches the liberal conception of natural right by means of a new appeal to History as th/5(10).

He held out this theory in his book The Spirit of Laws published in The reason for Montesquieu’s holding a brief for separation of power was his experience of the tyrannical regime of Louis XIV who had all-pervading powers in France.

Montesquieu was the first to formulate these ideas, and his book, The Spirit of Laws, was so popular it went through 22 editions in the 7 years between its publication and his death. Learning Outcomes. Montesquieu's Philosophy of Liberalism: A Commentary on the Spirit of the Laws Hardcover – Dec 1 by Thomas L.

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Montesquieu is not often thought of as a significant natural law thinker. The article on natural law in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences discusses many theorists of the natural law, but Montesquieu is not among them.

A valuable older survey of natural law theorizing by legal philosopher A. d'Entrèves cites the Frenchman but once, as a very minor character in a story.

This first comprehensive commentary on The Spirit of the Laws uncovers and explicates the plan of Montesquieu’s famous but baffling treatise. Pangle brings to light Montesquieu’s rethinking of the philosophical groundwork of liberalism, showing how The Spirit of the Laws enlarges and enriches the liberal conception of natural right by means of a new appeal to History as the source of basic.

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The son of a soldier and an heiress, Charles de Montesquieu, first studied to become a lawyer and even headed the criminal division of the parliament in Bordeaux for a nearly a decade. He eventually resigned so he could focus on studying and writing philosophy.

Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, was a well-known French philosopher in the early s. Baron de Montesquieu wasn't directly involved in the development of the United States Constitution, but his views on government were integral in providing the framework for the separation of powers.

His book was controversial but also very influential. It inspired France’s Declaration of the Rights of Man and the U.S. Constitution. Montesquieu published a defense of L’Esprit des lois in and in his last years was a contributor to the Encyclopédie.

He died in Paris on Feb. 10,   Modern liberal political philosophy is closely associated with post secularism. But Eric Nelson contends that the liberal tradition founded by John Rawls is an unwitting outgrowth of ancient theological debates about justice and evil. When we understand this, we can better untangle the knotted strands of liberal political thought.

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