The religious problem in Montesquieu’s Considerations

Translated title of the contribution: The religious problem in Montesquieu’s Considerations

Daniel Mansuy*

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In this article, I give an account of the religious problem in Montesquieu's Considerations. The question is interesting because Montesquieu pays almost no attention to pagan religion in his text. I explain that his silence is only relative, and that his thought can be explained by his argumentative strategy: Montesquieu is very prudent when speaking of religion. In this article, I also explain his silence on Christianity, a religion of which he is known to be very critical.

Translated title of the contributionThe religious problem in Montesquieu’s Considerations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalDialogue-Canadian Philosophical Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014

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