From Hobbes we learned that society could be approached rationally and discussed without reference to the divine order. From Locke, we learned of the need for tolerance and the right to dissent.
We turn our attention now to Montesquieu, a French enlightenment thinker who brought us the theory of the separation of powers.
Ian Bushfield will continue our discussion by summarizing the life and society that shaped Montesquieu's thinking. We'll then turn to some of the strengths and weaknesses of these ideas, and how what lessons a modern Humanist can derive from the theories.
All are welcome to attend. After about half an hour of coffee, tea, and socializing, we discuss topics of interest to our members. Keep up to date with our current topics at http://bchumanist.ca
The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and many of our members are not on Meetup. We have a regular attendance of about 30 people at our Sunday meetings (rather than the small number who RSVP on Meetup).
For more details on how to find the centre: http://bchumanist.ca/index.php/component/content/article/10-events/26-oakridge-seniors-centre