Montesquieu’s Stoicism

An excerpt from the chapter ‘The turning-point: the Treatise on Duties or Montesquieu’s Stoicism’ of the book ‘Montesquieu: An Introduction. A Universal Mind for a Universal Science of Political-legal Systems’ by Domenico Felice If I knew something useful  to me, and harmful to my family,  I would reject it from my mind.  If I knew something useful to my family and not to my Country,  I would try to forget it.  If I knew of something useful to my Country  and harmful to Europe, or useful to Europe  and harmful... Read more →