Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy

Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy : Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson's Writings

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Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson's Writings is a collection of essays on topics that relate to philosophical aspects of Jefferson's thinking over the years. Much historical insight is given to ground the various philosophical strands in Jefferson's thought and writing on topics such as political philosophy, moral philosophy, slavery, republicanism, wall of separation, liberty, educational philosophy, and architecture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 160.02 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739180916
  • 9780739180914

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Philosophical Trinity of Jefferson's Political Theory
Chapter 2: Thomas Jefferson: A Lawyer's Path to a Legal Philosophy
Chapter 3: Individual Liberty and Political Unity in an Expanding Nation: The Axiological Primacy of Wards in Jefferson's Republican Schema
Chapter 4: Thomas Jefferson's Land Ethics
Chapter 5: Thomas Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association: The Meaning of the Famous "Wall of Separation" Metaphor
Chapter 6: Jefferson in Paris: Rewriting the Problems of Slavery, Slaveholding, Family, and Codependency
Chapter 7: The Ultimate Defense of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson's Philosophy of Education
Chapter 8: The March of Morality: Making Sense of Jefferson's Moral Sense
Chapter 9: Thomas Jefferson's Architectural and Landscape Aesthetics: Sources and Meaning
About the Contributors
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Review quote

"This impressive collection of essays offers a good introduction to the central questions of Jefferson scholarship, seeking genuinely to understand his thought rather than only to judge the man by the standards of our own time." -- Ari Helo, University of Oulu
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About M. Andrew Holowchak

M. Andrew Holowchak teaches philosophy at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. His authored books include Dutiful Correspondent: Philosophical Essays on Thomas Jefferson and Freud and Utopia: From Cosmological Narcissism to the Soft Dictatorship of Reason.
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