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Egalitarian Envy

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Gonzalo Fernandez de la Mora has here produced pro foundly conservative (and provacative) critique of modernity. A widely heralded and much debated bestseller in Europe, Egalitarian Envy begins with the problem of the origin of evil. Is man by nature good, wicked, or simply fallen?
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Overview

Gonzalo Fernandez de la Mora has here produced pro foundly conservative (and provacative) critique of modernity. A widely heralded and much debated bestseller in Europe, Egalitarian Envy begins with the problem of the origin of evil. Is man by nature good, wicked, or simply fallen?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595002610
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/24/2000
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
A. The Historical Problem 1
I. The Greeks 3
1. The Presocratics 3
2. The Writers of the Fifth Century 4
3. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle 7
4. China, Fascination, The Evil Eye 11
5. Epicureans and Stoics 13
II. The Latins 14
1. Cicero 14
2. Horace and Ovid 15
3. Seneca, Dion and Plutarch 16
III. Sacred Scripture 19
1. The Old Testament 19
2. Paul of Tarsus 20
IV. The Fathers of the Church 21
1. Clement, Justin and Tertullian 21
2. Cyprian and Basil 22
3. Jerome, Augustine, Chrysostom, Chrysologus 24
4. Caesareus, Isidore and Gregory 26
V. The Medievals 28
1. John of Salisbury 28
2. Thomas Aquinas 29
3. Raymond Lull 30
4. Dante 31
VI. The Renaissance 33
1. Luis Vives 33
2. Luis de Granada, Melchor Cano, Miguel Sabuco 34
3. Bacon 36
VII. The Baroque 37
1. Quevedo and Nieremberg 37
2. Descartes and Spinoza 39
3. Flechier and Feijoo 41
VIII. The Moderns 43
1. Hume and Smith 43
2. Kant 46
3. Holbach and Stael 47
IX. The Contemporaries 49
1. Schopenhauer 49
2. Marx 51
3. Nietzsche 52
4. Freud 54
5. Unamuno 55
6. Scheler 57
7. Klein 58
8. Schoeck 59
X. Conclusion 61
B. The Analysis 63
I. The Problem 65
II. Conceptualization 67
1. Definition, Origin, Typology 67
2. Axiophile Envy 71
3. Hidden Envy 73
4. Confusing Envy 75
5. Universal Envy 77
6. Prefabricated Envy 79
7. Self-punishing Envy 80
III. Evaluation 82
1. Disfunctional Envy 82
2. Mistaken Envy 87
IV. Envy as a Political Factor 91
1. Origin of the Division 91
2. Social Justice 93
3. Ideological Correlation 95
4. Egalitarianism and Orthodoxy 97
5. Social Development 98
V. Envy, Hierarchy and the State 100
1. The Role of the Minorities 100
2. Hierarchical Ordering by the State 101
3. The Hunction and Division of Powers 103
4. Just Hierarchical Distribution 104
5. Party Rule and Selectivity 105
6. Envy and Inverse Selectivity 107
7. Favoritism and Meritocracy 109
8. Conclusion 111
VI. The Defenses 113
1. The Flight from Envy 113
2. The Simulation 114
3. Courtesy 116
VII. Overcoming and Suppressing Envy 118
1. The Possible Options 118
2. Emulation 119
3. The Work Well Done 121
4. What is Valuable in the Genitive 121
5. Solidarity of the Species 122
6. Sympathy 123
VIII. Conclusions 125
C. Creative Inequality 129
I. Introduction 131
II. The Inequalities 136
1. Metaphysical Inequality 136
2. Physical Inequality 139
3. Zoological Inequality 141
III. Human Inequality 144
1. Generalities 144
2. Genetic Inequality 146
3. Noetic Inheritance 148
4. Social Inequality 151
5. Vital Inequality 154
6. Ultraterrestrial Inequality 155
IV. The Egalitarian Ideal 157
1. Equality Before the Law 157
2. Political Equality 160
3. Equality of Opportunities 166
4. Economic Equality 172
V. Conclusions 177
1. The Reverse Side of Ideology 177
2. The Impossible Biological Equality 179
3. The Impossible Social Equality 180
4. The Individual Instinct 183
5. Metaphysical Equality 184
6. Egalitarian Envy 185
Notes 187
Index 201
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