"Quand on se consacre à l’art de critiquer". Réflexions de Montesquieu sur la critique

Kovács, Eszter (2015) "Quand on se consacre à l’art de critiquer". Réflexions de Montesquieu sur la critique. Il Cannocchiale. Rivista di Studi Filosofici, 38. pp. 120-133.

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This paper aims at analyzing Montesquieu’s ideas on debate and criticism using a new on-line research tool called Montesquieu’s Virtual Library , recently pub- lished by the researchers preparing the critical edition of the author’s Complete Works . After a brief overview of Montesquieu’s general attitude towards contro- versy and criticism, I intend to compare the collection entitled My Thoughts with the Catalogue of Montesquieu’s library in order to outline his culture of de- bate. I will argue that the Catalogue partially informs us about his knowledge on well-known theological, philosophical, aesthetic and literary debates and pro- vides a better understanding of his ideas on criticism. I would like to examine his opinion on religious controversy and on critical attitude in philosophical de- bates. Finally, I intend to analyze in more detail his views on literary debates.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > B1 Philosophy (General) / filozófia általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PN Literature (General) / irodalom általában > PN0441 Literary History / irodalomtörténet
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2017 06:46
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2017 06:58

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