Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Nature cover
  • ISBN: 9780268042110
  • ISBN10: 026804211X

Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Nature

by Thomas Engeman

  • List Price: $17.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
used Add to Cart $1.67
You save: 90%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $7.08
You save: 58%
Marketplace Item
Description
With the equality and liberty of the Declaration of Independence as his fighting words, Thomas Jefferson created American democracy. For the two hundred years since then, he has been studied and debated worldwide, but never more intensely than in recent years. His extensive and influential understanding of democracy's foundation in reason and nature continue to make him one of the most examined American founders. Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Nature is a collection of the very best current scholarship devoted to Thomas Jefferson as politician, writer, philosopher, Christian, and economist.

Lead essayist Michael Zuckert presents his comprehensive interpretation of Jefferson's political thought, which Zuckert considers the best theoretical approach to democracy. While Zuckert moderates Jefferson's natural rights philosophy with a Kantian perspective, Jean Yarbrough responds with the argument that Jefferson incorporates the authors of the Scottish Enlightenment and principles from the Republican tradition to achieve the same moderating effect.

Garrett Ward Sheldon looks at the broader cultural influences shaping Jefferson's thought and traces his republicanism to his support of Christian ethics and Aristotle. R. Booth Fowler examines why Jefferson, the leading liberal theorist of the nineteenth century, became the hero of the very different liberalism of the twentieth. Robert Dawidoff considers Jefferson as writer and literary figure instead of political thinker and actor, while Joyce Appleby renews an appreciation of Jefferson's statecraft by a famous reexamination of his commercial agrarian policy. Finally, James Ceaser traces Jefferson's belief in racial inferiority to aspeculative new natural science prominent among contemporary European thinkers and argues that Jefferson committed a significant error in reducing politics to such conjectural "facts."

This compact text is ideal for professors wishing to offer a one-volume collection of current Jeffersonian scholarship to undergraduate students. Professors and students alike will find that the essays contain prompt, focused, substantive discussions on the key issues facing Jeffersonian scholars. This handy collection will be an invaluable classroom tool for those studying not only Jefferson but also history, political philosophy, and science, as well as the history of ideas.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Very Good
Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or
[...]
$1.67
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
Open Books Ltd

Location: Chicago, IL
Good
Shipping Icon
Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences
[...]
$2.63
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.77
WonderBook

Location: Frederick, MD
Ask seller a question
Good
Good condition. Writing inside. Owners name on inside.
$5.59
Burke's Book Store

Location: Memphis, TN
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Tight, clean.
$5.62
Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB

Location: Frederick, MD
Good
Good condition. Writing inside. Owner's name on inside.
$6.46
Powell's Books Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Like New
Fine. Hardbound, No D-j. 2008. This edition is out of print.
$6.75
Powell's Books Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Very Good
2000. 1st Edition. Paperback. Very Good.
$6.75
Powell's Books Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
New
2000. 1st Edition. Paperback. In publisher's shrinkwrap. New.
$7.08
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$7.83
Kozy Books, Inc.

Location: Lenexa, KS
New
Shipping Icon
Ships same day as ordered. Brand new.
$8.11
Voyager Books

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV
Like New
Shipping Icon
NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ONLY SLIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
$11.81
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$12.87
Manchester By the Book

Location: Manchester, MA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Number on initial page, no other markings. 218 pages.
$13.50
indoo.com

Location: Avenel, NJ
New
026804211X.
$15.16