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Příspěvky k dějinám francouzské filozofie společnosti
Contributions to the history of French philosophy of society

Author(s): Ivana Holzbachová
Contributor(s): Jana Chamonikolasová (Editor), Libor Jan (Editor)
Subject(s): Social Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, 19th Century Philosophy, Philosophy of History
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: French philosophers; history of philosophy; philosophy of 18th and 19th century; Montesquieu; Voltaire; E. Durkheim; social philosophy; philosophy of history;
Summary/Abstract: The book focuses on three major French philosophers of the 18th and 19th centuries: Ch.-L. Montesquieu, Voltaire and E. Durkheim. The selection show the continuity of the author’s interest in French historiographic school – Annales, which frequently referred to Voltaire and Durkheim as scholars who focused on history in a wider, socio-cultural sense. Although Montesquieu is not considered as predecessor of Annales, it would be a mistake to read Voltaire without the context of his great contemporary. Besides that, we can see Montesquieu as a social-political thinker, whom some consider to be a predecessor of sociology and who pointed out deeper foundations of historical events. We must not forget about his introduction of the concept of objective law society and its history, which relates him with Durkheim.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-80-210-8212-0
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-80-210-5530-8
  • Page Count: 171
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: Czech