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Liberty, Equality, Democracy - Eduardo Nolla

Liberty, Equality, Democracy

By: Eduardo Nolla (Editor)

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Nolla makes a strong presentation in gathering scholarly surveys of Alexis de Tocqueville's theories. Students of democratic theory will find it provoking.BookwatchThis volumes explores the whole range of Alexis Tocqueville's ideas, from his political, literary and sociological theories to his concept of history, his religious beliefs, and his philosophical doctrines. Among the topics considered are: Tocqueville's beliefs about foreign policy as applied to American democracy; Tocqueville and Machiavelli on the art of being free; Tocqueville and the historical sociology of state; virtue and politics in Tocqueville; Tocqueville's debt to Rousseau and Pascal; Tocqueville's analysis of the role of religion in preserving American democracy; Tocqueville and American literary critics; and Tocqueville and the postmodern refusal of history. The different approaches to Tocqueville's classical work represented in this book, combined with the frequent use of unpublished sources, present a fresh and renewed vision of his classic Democracy in America, reinforcing after a century and a half its reputation as the most modern, provocative, and profound attempt to explain the nature of democracy.Contributing to the volume are: Pierre Birnbaum (University of Sorbonne), Herbert Dittgen (University of Goettingen), Joseph Alulis (Lake Forest College), Dalmacio Negro (Universidad Complutense, Madrid), Peter A. Lawler (Berry College), Catherine Zuckert (Carleton College), Francesco de Sanctis (Naples University), Hugh Brogan (University of Essex), Cushing Strout (Cornell University), Gisela Schlueter (Universitaet Hannover), Roger Boesche (Occidental College), Edward T. Gargan (University of Wisconsin), and James T. Schleifer (College of New Rochelle).

"Nolla makes a strong presentation in gathering scholarly surveys of Alexis de Tocqueville's theories. Students of democratic theory will find it provoking."

-Bookwatch

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Angel and the Beast
The Hum: Condition: Tocqueville's Debt to Rousseau and Pascalp. 1
The Role of Religion in Preserving American Liberty-Tocqueville's Analysis 150 Years Laterp. 21
The Virtues of Freedom
The People and the Great: Tocqueville and Machiavelli on the Art of Being Freep. 37
Virtue and Politics in Tocquevillep. 55
The Democratic State
Tocqueville Reconsidered: Foreign Policy and the American Democracyp. 75
Tocqueville and the Historical Sociology of Statep. 91
The New Society
Tocqueville, a Phenomenology of the Socialp. 103
The Question of Fraternity in Democracy in Americap. 113
Pauperism and Democracy. Alexis de Tocqueville and Nassau Seniorp. 129
The Writing of Democratic Man
Tocqueville and American Literary Criticsp. 143
Democratic Literature: Tocqueville's Poetological Reflections and Dreamsp. 153
The End of 1789
Why Did Tocqueville Think a Successful Revolution Was Impossible?p. 165
Tocqueville and the Postmodern Refusal of Historyp. 187
The Problem of the Two Democracies
How Many Democracies?p. 193
Notes on Contributorsp. 207
Indexp. 211
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780814757741
ISBN-10: 081475774X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 1992
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45