L’homme d’esprit selon Montesquieu: pour une définition de «l’esprit des Lumières».

Catherine Volpilhac-Auger

Abstract


The importance Montesquieu accords to the notion of esprit, and its representations in diverse societies that he envisions, spurs us to notice a fundamental notion: «l’homme d’esprit», capable of uniting social and philosophical qualities, constituted in his eyes by an ideal or model form, the man of the Enlightenment par excellence. 


Keywords


Enlightenment; Montesquieu; Spirit; French society; Philosophy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/ds-20628

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