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O que move a história? – Voltaire, Bodin e o interesse pelas revoluções

Author(s): Douglas Ferreira Barros

Journal: DoisPontos
ISSN 1807-3883

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 37;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: History | Revolutions | Politics | Illustration | Voltaire | Jean Bodin

This paper aims at evaluating the status of the idea of revolution presented by Voltaire and Bodin. Both philosophers' works are mostly directed to the investigation of history. The purpose of this paper is to understand the connection between the ideas of change, revolution, war, turmoil and conflicts. There is no intention of establishing a strict comparison between the two works, as for that would be anachronistic. On the contrary, this paper intends to investigate some of the main arguments used by both authors to explain the revolutions, its origins and consequences, to show how the articulation between those elements enables them to demystify relevant aspects present in both history and philosophy. Finally, it also aims at pointing at the extent to which the authors diverge and converge in their philosophical approach to the referred themes.

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