Modern Democracy and the Theological-Political Problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson - 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."…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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."
Autorenporträt
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).
Inhaltsangabe
Acknowledgements Introduction: A Pre-history of Democracy 1. Spinoza and Democracy as the Best Regime 2. Rousseau and Democratic Civil Religion 3. Thomas Jefferson: Bringing Democracy Down from the Heavens Conclusion References