Comment on Montesquieu's Posthumous works. Milano: Bompiani, 2017, 2668 pp.

Riccardo Bonfiglioli


At first glance a work focused on Posthumous works of Montesquieu
might seem to be an old fashioned pursuit. Philosophy has come widely under
attack from various viewpoints, throughout the world. Moreover, this dominant
perspective seems to become always more natural for one part of the population
in some countries. For instance, we think about the statements of the president
of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro and his policy of cuts in the funding for universities;
we have in mind the articles of the financial journalist Stefano Feltri whereby
Philosophy would be useless2
or certain declarations of the Italian Minister of
Interior Matteo Salvini3
. In 2015, the Minister Hakuban Shimomura encouraged
an anti-humanistic policy in Japan4
. Fortunately, there are also exceptions like
the president of Ireland Michael D. Higgins who recently drew attention to the
importance of Philosophy

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ISSN de la edición impresa: 1575-6823

ISSN digital: 2340-2199

Depósito legal: SE 235-2015

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