Recovering Political Philosophy

Modern Democracy and the Theological-Political Problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson

Authors: Ward, L., King, Bruce

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The book examines the intersection of two philosophical developments which define define contemporary life in the liberal democratic west, considering how democracy has become the only legitimate and publicly defensible regime, while also considering how modern democracy attempts to solve what Leo Strauss called the "theologico-political problem."

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Dr. Lee Ward is Alpha Sigma Nu, Associate Professor of Political Science at Campion College at the University of Regina, USA. He is the author of The Politics of Liberty in England and Revolutionary America (Cambridge, 2004), John Locke and Modern Life (Cambridge, 2010), and co-editor with Ann Ward of the Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism (Ashgate, 2009) and Natural Right and Political Philosophy (Notre Dame, 2013).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Pre-History of Democracy

    Pages 1-33

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  • Spinoza and Democracy as the Best Regime

    Pages 35-81

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  • Rousseau and Democratic Civil Religion

    Pages 83-131

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  • Thomas Jefferson: Bringing Democracy Down from the Heavens

    Pages 133-186

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  • Conclusion

    Pages 187-191

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Democracy and the Theological-Political Problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson
Authors
Series Title
Recovering Political Philosophy
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Lee Ward
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47505-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137475053
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47504-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50171-7
Series ISSN
2524-7166
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 228
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