An American and Catholic Life: Essays Dedicated to Michael Novak
Elizabeth C. Shaw (Contributor)
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On the occasion of his eightieth birthday, friends and colleagues of Michael Novak assembled at Ave Maria University for a conference honouring his life's work. The essays in this collection are the fruits of that event, and together they demonstrate the unity of Novak's career. As Novak expounds in his masterpiece The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (1982), the free society requires robust interplay of three systems: political, economic, and moral/cultural. The political system is the democratic republic that guards the liberties of citizens and upholds the rule of law. The economic system of markets and free enterprise is one fuelled by the ""human capital"" of ideas, creativity, and hard work. Finally, the moral/cultural system instils crucial virtues such as courage, honesty, and nobility of soul. An American and Catholic Life reflects on a variety of issues and themes germane to these three systems, which constitute the life of the free society.
About the Author
Elizabeth C. Shaw has been Michael Novak's research assistant since 2009. She teaches philosophy at the Catholic University of America, USA and is associate editor of the Review of Metaphysics.
- Contributor: Elizabeth C. Shaw
- Imprint: Ave Maria University Press
- ISBN13: 9781932589719
- Number of Pages: 144
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Ave Maria University Press
- Release Date: 2015-06-30
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Elizabeth C. Shaw has been Michael Novak's research assistant since 2009. She teaches philosophy at the Catholic University of America, USA and is associate editor of the Review of Metaphysics.