The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place & Community in a Global Age

The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place & Community in a Global Age

by Mark T. Mitchell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597976633
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Mark T. Mitchell teaches political theory at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. In March 2009, with Chelsea Green author Bill Kauffman and a handful of other men and women, he cofounded the online blog/zine Front Porch Republic. Mitchell is the author of the intellectual biography Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing and coeditor of The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry. He lives in Kearneysville, West Virginia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I The Concepts

1 Creatures: Limits and Dependence 3

2 Gratitude: A Creature's Love 17

3 Human Scale: Propriety in Our Lives 39

4 Place: The Allure of Home 57

Part II The Consequences

5 Politics: The Art of Freedom 75

6 Economics: Private Property and the Virtues of Freedom 101

7 The Natural World: Living in a Creation 129

8 Family: The Cradle of Gratitude 149

9 Education: The Place of the Liberal Arts 173

Conclusion: The Neighborly Arts 193

Notes 199

Bibliography 205

Index 211

About the Author 215

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