Preserving a Good Political Order and a Democratic Republic: Reflections from Philosophy, Great Thinkers, Popes, and America's Founding Era (Studies i

Preserving a Good Political Order and a Democratic Republic: Reflections from Philosophy, Great Thinkers, Popes, and America's Founding Era (Studies i

By: Stephen M. Krason (author)Hardback

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Examining what the role of the state or political order should be and how the state should treat its citizens, this text builds its analysis around the reflections of great political thinkers, including papal thought, and the reasoning and conclusions of philosophers and contemporary commentators.

Contents

What a sound philosophical analysis indicates are the principles of a good political order; reflections of selected great political thinkers (Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, st augustine of Hippo, St Thomas aquinas, Hooker, Montesquieu, Burke, Tocqueville); papal thought on a good political order and a democratic republic; essential elements and conditions - the view of Americas's founding fathers and their time and the philosophers of republican government; essential elements and conditions - other great political thinkers (Aristotle, Cicero, Milton, Harrington, Blackstone, Burke); how political orders decline and fall - a summary of the perspectives of important thinkers and social commentators (Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, St augustine of Hippo, St Thomas Aquinas, Vico, Gibbon, Brownson, Brooks Adams, Spengler, Belloc, Toynbee, Dawson, Muggeridge, Joad, Parkinson, Quigley, Kirk).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773484870
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780773484870
  • ISBN10: 0773484876

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