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Title New French thought : political philosophy / Mark Lilla, editor
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Series New French thought
Princeton legacy library
New French thought.
Princeton legacy library.
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction The Legitimacy of the Liberal Age by Mark Lilla; Part 1: Les Adieux; Chapter 1: Levi-Strauss; Chapter 2: Foucault; Chapter 3: Bourdieu; Part 2: Reconsiderations; Chapter 4: Kant and Fichte; Chapter 5: Constant; Chapter 6: Tocqueville; Part 3: What Is Modernity?; Chapter 7: Primitive Religion and the Origins of the State; Chapter 8: The Modern State; Chapter 9: Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary; Part 4: What Are Human Rights?; Chapter 10: How to Think about Rights; Chapter 11: Rights and Natural Law; Chapter 12: Rights and Modern Law
Summary The past fifteen years in France have seen a remarkable flourishing of new work in political philosophy. This anthology brings into English for the first time essays by some of the best young French political thinkers writing today, including Marcel Gauchet, Pierre Manent, Luc Ferry, and Alain Renaut. The central theme of these essays is liberal democracy: its nature, its development, its problems, its fundamental legitimacy. Although these themes are familiar to American and British readers, the French approach to them--which is profoundly historical and rooted in the tradition of continenta
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-239)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 9, 2015)
Subject Democracy -- France.
Liberalism -- France.
Political science -- France -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Lilla, Mark, editor
ISBN 1306984726 (electronic bk.)
1400863856 (electronic bk.)
9781306984720 (electronic bk.)
9781400863853 (electronic bk.)