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The Spirit of Laws | On the Origin of Inequality | On Political Economy | The Social Contract (Great Books of the Western World, #38)

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Hardcover, 439 pages
Published 1952 by Encyclopaedia Brittanica, Inc.
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James Violand
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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These works are seminal to political theory. Anyone interested in political science or philosophy should read The Spirit of the Laws and The Social Contract. I am qualified to teach High School Social Studies but am a substitute teacher instead (over qualified) and it is remarkable that government teachers have not read these works! That's malpractice as far as I'm concerned.
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I read books 1 and 11 of The Social Contract. I'm not sure what I read or what it meant, but I am sure I didn't agree. (just kidding!!)
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Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French social commentator and political thinker who lived during the Enlightenment. He is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers, which is taken for granted in modern discussions of government and implemented in many constitutions throughout the world. He wa ...more
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