Conscience and Casuistry in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

Conscience and Casuistry in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

by Edmund Leites
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521520207

ISBN-13: 9780521520201

Pub. Date: 05/16/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This examination of a fundamental but often neglected aspect of the intellectual history of early modern Europe brings together philosophers, historians and political theorists from Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Australia, France and Germany. Despite the diversity of disciplines and national traditions represented, the individual contributions show a

Overview

This examination of a fundamental but often neglected aspect of the intellectual history of early modern Europe brings together philosophers, historians and political theorists from Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Australia, France and Germany. Despite the diversity of disciplines and national traditions represented, the individual contributions show a remarkable convergence around three themes: changes in the modes of moral education in early modern Europe, the emergence of new relations between conscience and law (particularly the law of the state), and the shared continuities and discontinuities of both Roman Catholic and Protestant moral culture in relation to their medieval past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521520201
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/16/2002
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #9
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Edmund Leites; 1. Governing conduct James Tully; 2. Laxity and liberty in seventeenth-century English political thought Margaret Sampson; 3. Casuistry and character Edmund Leites; 4. Prescription and reality Jean Delumeau; 5. The 'new art of lying': equivocation, mental reservation, and casuistry Johann P. Sommerville; 6. Kant and casuistry H.-D. Kittsteiner; 7. Moral arithmetic: seven sins into ten commandments John Bossy; 8. Optics and sceptics: the philosophical foundations of Hobbes's political thought Richard Tuck; Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >