Baron de Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat

[Revised entry by Hilary Bok on April 2, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Montesquieu was one of the great political philosophers of the Enlightenment. Insatiably curious and mordantly funny, he
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[Revised entry by Hilary Bok on April 2, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Montesquieu was one of the great political philosophers of the Enlightenment. Insatiably curious and mordantly funny, he constructed a naturalistic account of the various forms of government, and of the causes that made them what they were and that advanced or constrained their development. He used this account to explain how governments might be preserved from corruption. He saw despotism, in particular,...

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