Civil religion : a dialogue in the history of political philosophy /

"Civil Religion offers philosophical commentaries on more than twenty thinkers stretching from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The book examines four important traditions within the history of modern political philosophy and delves into how each of them addresses the problem of religion...

Πλήρης περιγραφή

Πρώτος συγγραφέας: Beiner, Ronald, 1953-
Μορφή: Βιβλίο
Γλώσσα: English
Άλλες Λεπτομέρειες Έκδοσης: New York, NY :, Cambridge University Press,, 2011.
Πίνακας περιεχομένων:
  • Rousseau's problem
  • The Machiavellian solution: Paganization of Christianity
  • Moses and Mohammed as founder-princes or legislators
  • Refounding and "Filiacide": Machiavelli's debt to Christianity
  • The Hobbesian solution: Judaicization of Christianity
  • Behemoth: Hobbesian "Theocracy" versus the real thing
  • Geneva manuscript: The apparent availability of a Rousseauian solution
  • Social contract: The ultimate unavailability of a Rousseauian solution
  • Baruch Spinoza: From civil religion to liberalism
  • Philosophy and piety: Problems in Spinoza's case for liberalism (Owing to a partial reversion to civil religion)
  • Spinoza's interpretation of the commonwealth of the Hebrews, and why civil religion is a continuing presence in his version of liberalism
  • John Locke: The liberal paradigm
  • "The gods of the philosophers" I: Locke and John Toland
  • Bayle's republic of atheists
  • Montesquieu's pluralized civil religion
  • The Straussian rejection of the Enlightenment as applied to Bayle and Montesquieu
  • "The gods of the philosophers" II: Rousseau and Kant
  • Hume as successor to Bayle
  • Adam Smith's sequel to Hume (and Hobbes)
  • Christianity as a civil religion: Tocqueville's response to Rousseau
  • John Stuart Mill's project to turn atheism into a religion
  • Mill's critics
  • John Rawls's genealogy of liberalism
  • Prosaic liberalism: Montesquieu versus Machiavelli, Rousseau, and Nietzsche
  • Joseph de Maistre: The theocratic paradigm
  • Maistrean politics
  • Maistre and Rousseau: Theocracy versus civil religion
  • Carl Schmitt's "Theocratic" critique of Hobbes
  • Nietzsche, Weber, Freud: The twentieth century confronts the death of God
  • Nietzsche's civil religion
  • Heidegger's sequel to Nietzsche: The longing for new gods.