In Search Of The Republic / Edition 2

In Search Of The Republic / Edition 2

by Richard Vetterli, Gary C. Bryner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847681734

ISBN-13: 9780847681730

Pub. Date: 12/19/1995

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

When In Search of the Republic was originally published in 1987, scholarly interpretations of the concept of virtue in the American founding were considered peripheral to mainstream political theory. Since then, the authors' arguments that public virtue, civic responsibility, and private morality were at the heart of the Founding Fathers' political thought is now

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When In Search of the Republic was originally published in 1987, scholarly interpretations of the concept of virtue in the American founding were considered peripheral to mainstream political theory. Since then, the authors' arguments that public virtue, civic responsibility, and private morality were at the heart of the Founding Fathers' political thought is now accepted by a growing number of contemporary political theorists. This revised edition includes a new preface that places In Search of the Republic within the context of contemporary debates over the role of virtue and religion in early American political discourse. This is a superb introduction for students and scholars interested in learning about the moral, political, and constitutional theories of the Founding Fathers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847681730
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/19/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface to the Revised Edition
1Introduction: Public Virtue and the Roots of Republican Government1
2The Metamorphosis of the Idea of Virtue19
3Virtue Comes to America47
4Civil Religion and Republican Government89
5The Separation of Church and State121
6Factions, Republican Virtue, and Constitutional Government162
7Public Virtue and the Commercial Spirit200
8Self-Interest Rightly Understood235
Index265

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