Lucid Mind, Intrepid Spirit

Lucid Mind, Intrepid Spirit : Essays on the Thought of Chantal Delsol

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This volume of essays explores the bases and significant aspects of the thought of the contemporary French philosopher, Chantal Delsol. It ranges from studies of her philosophical anthropology to her critique of international law, as well as on her thinking about the human person. An essay on the family enriches and illustrates the latter. A penetrating critic of contemporary European democracy and secular culture, she does so in order to reinvigorate both.
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  • Hardback | 130 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739167685
  • 9780739167687

About Lauren K. Hall

Paul Seaton is associate professor of philosophy at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. Lauren K. Hall is assistant professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Review quote

A splendid introduction to the thought of Chantal Delsol, one of the most distinctive and independent thinkers in France today. This volume brings to light her analysis of the human condition in all its drama and nuance. Hall and Seaton have arranged a good marriage, combining a sample of Delsol's writings with incisive commentaries on some of the main themes of her work. Chapeau bas! -- Daniel DiSalvo, The City College of New York Chantal Delsol's description of the human condition challenges both proponents of relativism and defenders of 'human nature.' Those concerned with the challenges of late modernity would do well to grapple with her sensitive portrait of universal human experience. Hers is a courageous, hopeful vision that will strike many readers as, quite simply, true. Lucid Mind, Intrepid Spirit is invaluable as an introduction and guide to the thought of Delsol. -- Sara Henary, Wake Forest University
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Table of contents

Editor's Introduction Part I Introduction and Conclusion from Qu'est-ce que l'homme? Cours familier d'anthopologie (What is Man? A Popular Course of Anthropology) Part II: Responses and Elaborations by Chantal Delsol Chapter 1: Between the Human Condition and Contemporary Societies: Chantal Delsol's Exemplary Mode of Being-in-the-World by Paul Seaton Chapter 2: Delsol on Human Rights and Personal Dignity by Peter Lawler Chapter 3: The Charms of Indeterminateness: Chantal Delsol on a Democratic and "Late Modern" Propensity by Carl Eric Scott Chapter 4: Roles, Functions, and Subsidiarity: Delsol and the Politics of Contemporary Family by Lauren K. Hall Author Information
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