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Tocqueville, Jansenism, and the necessity of the political in a democratic age : building a republic for the moderns

Author: David A Selby
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2015.
Series: Intellectual and political history, 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Engaging, interdisciplinary work exploring the influence of the Jansenist tradition on Alexis de Tocqueville's life and works. The most comprehensive treatment of the subject to date.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)890266805
Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Selby
ISBN: 9048522390 9789048522392
OCLC Number: 918555492
Description: 1 online resource (285 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Qui êtes-vous Monsieur de Tocqueville?; The Big Payoffs; On Method: What Happens after the Revolution?; A Final Word; 1. Jansenism and Republicanism in Old Regime France; A Précis of the History of Jansenism; An Ideal-Type of Jansenism; The Jansenist Ethic and the Spirit of Resistance: Malesherbes' Resistance to Maupeou's Reforms; Conclusion: Jansenism and Republicanism in Old Regime France; 2. Tocqueville, Jansenism, and French Political Culture, 1789-1859; Two Jansenist Categories: The Notes to Democracy in America. A Brief History of the Tocqueville Family and the Cultural Influences Present in Family LifeThe Family Library and the Education of an Aristocrat; The Study of Law and Two Friends from Versailles; Jansenist Themes in Tocqueville's Life and Letters; Conclusion: Jansenism in the Life and Works of Alexis de Tocqueville; 3. Providence; Jansenism and Providence: Secular History, Religious Knowledge, and the Imperative to Struggle for the Good in the Space Provided by Providence; The Dual Influence of Bossuet in the Nineteenth Century. Tocqueville's Apology for Democracy: Contra Maistre on the Nature of the French RevolutionTocqueville's Use of the Theory of Orders: Contra Bossuet; Conclusion: A New Political Science for a Democratic Age; 4. Sovereignty; Pascal's 'Conversation' in the Nineteenth Century; The First Series of Debates: The Villèle Ministry and the Events of 1822; Jansenist and Doctrinaire Responses: Grégoire and Villemain; Louis-Phillipe d'Orléans: Liberal Monarch, or Prince of the French Republic?; The Liberal Monarch and his Ministers: The Doctrinaires. Tocqueville's Trip to America and the Sovereignty of the PeopleConclusion: The Modern Republicanism of Alexis de Tocqueville; 5. Power and Virtue; The Liberal Challenge: Constant on the Liberties of the Ancients and the Moderns; Tocqueville's First Rejoinder: Individualism and Interest Properly Understood; The Jansenist Toolbox: Pascal, Nicole, d'Aguesseau; From Subject to Citizen: The Moral Relations of the Republic; Conclusion: The Necessity of the Political in a Democratic Age; 6. Religion (I); Setting up the Problem: Stepan and Tocqueville as Third-Way Democrats. The Freedom of Education and the Failure of Democratic Bargaining, 1843-1844Two Models of Education: Moral and Civic; Tocqueville's Compromise; Conclusion: The Path not Taken, and Reconstructing the Right to the Freedom of Education; 7. Religion (II); Tocqueville's Antinomies and the Democratic Social State; The Political Utility of Religion; The Spill-Over Effect; The Separation Effect; The Restraint Effect; The Mechanism of Practice: A Brief Comparison of Religion in the works of Alexis de Tocqueville and Robert Bellah; The Ideal-Type in History: From America to France.
Series Title: Intellectual and political history, 2.
Responsibility: David A. Selby.

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