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liberty of thought and the separation of powers

Charles Morgan

liberty of thought and the separation of powers

a modern problem considered in the context of Montesquieu.

by Charles Morgan

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755.,
  • Liberty.,
  • Separation of powers.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThe Zaharoff lecture,, 1948
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC585 .M83
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p.
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6044656M
    LC Control Number49002027
    OCLC/WorldCa5382153

    HILAIRE BARNETT SEPERATION OF POWERS, Introduction The separation of powers is a doctrine which is fundamental to the organization of a state – and to the concept of constitutionalism – in so far as it prescribes the appropriate allocation of powers, and the limits of those powers, to differing institutions * Three essential bodies exist: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. that the spirit of "extreme" liberty among the English could undercut the constitutional separation of powers that protects their liberty. Montesquieu's ambivalence thus raises questions as to what sort of "spirit" a regime must have to sustain a constitution of separate powers and so to preserve individual liberty. The term separation of powers originated with the Baron de Montesquieu, a writer from the 18th-century French enlightenment. However, the actual separation of powers amongst different branches of government can be traced to ancient Greece. The framers of the United States Constitution decided to base the American governmental system on this idea of three separate branches: executive, judicial.


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The separation of the powers of government. Building on and revising a discussion in John Locke 's Second Treatise of Government, Montesquieu argues that the executive, legislative, and judicial functions of government should be assigned to different bodies, so that attempts by one branch of government to infringe on political liberty might be restrained by the other branches.

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With the help of a good friend, I recently came to the conclusion that I ought to find a way to. This aristocratic philosophe was devoted to the study of political liberty. In his famous book 'On the Spirit of the Laws', he proposed that separation of powers would keep any individual or group from gaining total control of a government.

Charles de Montesquieu was a French lawyer and Enlightenment philosopher who has become best known for promoting the idea of the separation of powers in government as a means for securing the people's liberty, a principle that has been enshrined in the constitutions of many nations around the world.

Montesquieu was born at the Château de la Brède in southwest France, 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Bordeaux. His father, Jacques de Secondat, was a soldier with a long noble ancestry. His mother, Marie Françoise de Pesnel, who died when Charles was seven, was an heiress who brought the title of Barony of La Brède to the Secondat family.

After the death of his mother he was sent to the Era: 18th-century philosophy. The separation of powers doctrine is associated with Montesquieu.

Montesquieu indicated separation of powers in the well known book, The Spirit of the Laws, stating “when legislative power is united with executive power in a single person or in a single body of the magistracy, there is no liberty, because one can fear that the same monarch.

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