Legge-rapporto e relativismo in Montesquieu

Paolo Romeo


This paper revolves around the great figure of Montesquieu; the problems considered by the philosopher, that, as is known, are those of liberty, equality and power, are not only limited the legal-political field, but also the moral field. To understand the work of Montesquieu, therefore it seems necessary not to separate these two areas. So the thought of Montesquieu appears, as a great attempt to reconcile moral and politics. No doubt the concept of law that he has reveals a similar desire: the law, for him, not only has a role in social and political life, is not only an expression of purpose, values and particular traditions, but also a moral content universally valid. Here we relied on the following books: De l’Esprit des lois by Montesquieu, l’Essai sur les causes qui peuvent affecter les esprits et les caractères by Montesquieu, Introduzione a Montesquieu by D. Felice, and Lo spirito della politica, edited by D. Felice.


Politics; Moral; Power; Law; Relativism; Liberalism; Despotism

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2421-4124/5181


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