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The Enlightenment Conception of Good (Ch. de Montesquieu)

(Original title: K pojetí dobra v osvícenství (Ch. de Montesquieu))
Filozofia, 48 (1993), 10, 618-625.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Czech

The contribution aims at an outline of a particular perspektíve of the enlightenment conceptions of good. It tries to develop (at last partially) the basic hypothesis according to which the history of European thought has been predominated by a particular paradigme of good with a remarkable totalitarian tendency. This tendency (though hidden and unexpressed) is seen by the author as a universal characteristics of European thought, significant for its hierarchy of values - regardless to its formal historical variability.

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