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The Resource Secular Powers : Humility in Modern Political Thought

Secular Powers : Humility in Modern Political Thought

Label
Secular Powers : Humility in Modern Political Thought
Title
Secular Powers
Title remainder
Humility in Modern Political Thought
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Secularism is usually thought to contain the project of self-deification, in which humans attack God's authority in order to take his place, freed from all constraints. Julie E. Cooper overturns this conception through an incisive analysis of the early modern justifications for secular politics. While she agrees that secularism is a means of empowerment, she argues that we have misunderstood the sources of secular empowerment and the kinds of strength to which it aspires. Contemporary understandings of secularism, Cooper contends, have been shaped by a limited understanding
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Julie E
Dewey number
179/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Spinoza, Benedictus de
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Modesty
  • Humility
  • Secularism
  • Philosophy, European
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Spinoza, Benedictus de
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Humility
  • Modesty
  • Philosophy, European
  • Secularism
  • Europe
Label
Secular Powers : Humility in Modern Political Thought
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward a revised history of modesty and humility -- Modesty: Hobbes on how mere mortals can create a mortal god -- Humility: Spinoza on the joys of finitude -- Self-love: Rousseau on the allure, and the elusiveness of divine self-sufficiency -- Conclusion: a modest tale about theoretical modesty
Control code
858974885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299916227
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
522873
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858974885
Label
Secular Powers : Humility in Modern Political Thought
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward a revised history of modesty and humility -- Modesty: Hobbes on how mere mortals can create a mortal god -- Humility: Spinoza on the joys of finitude -- Self-love: Rousseau on the allure, and the elusiveness of divine self-sufficiency -- Conclusion: a modest tale about theoretical modesty
Control code
858974885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299916227
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
522873
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858974885

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